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Making Meaningful Connections: Characteristics of arts groups that engage new and diverse participants

This report offers an initial framework of key organizational characteristics for cultural institutions that are genuinely engaging participants who reflect their communities' changing demographics.
 
Written by Holly Sidford, Alexis Frasz and Marcelle Hinand for the Jame Irvine Foundation.
 

"Successfully creating meaningful and sustainable relationships with diverse participants is not unlike making new friends. It takes intention, curiosity, flexibility and time. It also takes realizing that we can’t make new friends without being changed by the experience."

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Community Engagement Resources from Doug Borwick

Doug Borwick is a US-based artist, arts administrator, and leading advocate for community engagement in the arts.
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Nurturing Local Culture: Stories from Creative People and Places

The following is a summary of key learnings and resources from a virtual con
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Turning Engagement Patterns Upside Down

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Power Up

"This think-piece by Chrissie Tiller unearths and explores some of the complexities and challenges of sharing power, drawing on thinking

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The Ontario Shebang

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Julius Ebreo - Leader, Producer, Director

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Kala Seraphin - Kingston, Ontario

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