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NEW! Municipal-Artist Partnership Guide

This resource is thickly layered and details everything you want to know about how Municipal-Artist Partnerships work (or can work). The guide was created through a partnership between A Blade of Grass and Animating Democracy (a program of Americans for the Arts) through the support of an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

"Our research centered on interviews with partnering municipal agencies and artists, third-party partners, and administrators from some two-dozen projects and programs."

The link takes you to the 'Getting Started' page, which divides into several sections or paths, depending on what information you're looking for. 

Access the guide here.


Community Engagement Resources from Doug Borwick

Doug Borwick is a US-based artist, arts administrator, and leading advocate for community engagement in the arts.

Turning Engagement Patterns Upside Down


Power Up

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

Shared Decision-Making

This toolkit offers tips, tools, and case studies from Creative People and Places projects.


Why - community engagement with youth and community Choreographer Keira Martin


Dance Across The North


Hazel England - Community & Education Director. Engaging our local community in creative ways

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