Arts and Community Change: Exploring Cultural Development Policies, Practices and Dilemmas addresses the growing number of communities adopting arts and culture-based development methods to influence social change. Providing community workers and planners with strategies to develop arts policy that enriches communities and their residents, this collection critically examines the central tensions and complexities in arts policy, paying attention to issues of gentrification and stratification.
Including a variety of case studies from across the United States and Canada, these success stories and best practice approaches across many media present strategies to design appropriate policy for unique populations.
Edited by Max Stephenson, Jr. and A. Scott Tate of Virginia Tech, Arts and Community Change presents 10 chapters from artistic and community leaders; essential reading for students and practitioners in economic development and arts management.
Introduction, by Max Stephenson, Jr. and A. Scott Tate 1. Making Beauty, Making Meaning, Making Community, by Arlene Goldbard 2. Rivers and Bridges: Theater in Regional Planning, by Jon Catherwood-Ginn and Robert H. Leonard 3. One New York Rising Together? Arts and Culture in Neighborhood Ecosystems, by Jan Cohen-Cruz 4. Sustaining Emergent Culture in Montreal’s Entertainment District, by Anjali Mishra 5. Digital Storytelling in Appalachia: Gathering and Sharing Community Voices and Values, by Holly Lesko and Thenmozhi Soundraajan 6. Shaping the Artful City: A Case Study of Urban Economic Reinvention, by A. Scott Tate 7. Community Cultural Development as a Site of Joy, Struggle, and Transformation, by Dudley Cocke 8. A Dialogue on Dance and Community Practice, by Liz Lerman and Jawole Zollar 9. Assessing Arts-based Social Change Endeavors: Controversies and Complexities, by Kate Preston Keeney and Pam Korza 10. Theater as a Tool for Building Peace and Justice: DAH Teatar and Bond Street Theatre, by Lyusyena Kirakosyan and Max Stephenson, Jr.
This series serves community developers, planners, public administrators and others involved in practice and policy making in the realm of community development. Building on a 40 year history of publishing the journal, Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society, the book series seeks to contribute to the growing and rapidly changing knowledge base as a resource for practitioners and researchers alike.
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Rhonda G. Phillips
Purdue University, USA
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Iowa State University, USA
Gary P. Green
University of Wisconsin, USA
National University of Ireland
Northern Illinois University, USA
Patricia A. Wilson
University of Texas, Austin, USA