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A Working Guide to the Landscape of Arts for Change

Animating Democracy has shared a collection of writings depicting the wide range of ways the arts make community, civic, and social change.

We found these two resources particularly useful:

Arts-Based Community Development: Mapping the Terrain - by William Cleveland

Building Worlds Together: The Many Functions and Forms of Arts and Community Development - by Lyz Crane


Community Engagement Resources from Doug Borwick

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

Nurturing Local Culture: Stories from Creative People and Places

The following is a summary of key learnings and resources from a virtual con

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


Kala Seraphin - Kingston, Ontario




Heritage Engagement

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