Creative Community Development report & case studies
CREATIVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REPORT & CASE STUDIES
Over the course of a year, NeighborWorks sought to capture what art, culture and creativity can contribute to creating equitable and engaged communities that offer opportunity to all. Their Creative Community Development report describes the exploration process and findings. The most critical needs that identified in the research included: Insufficient understanding of the value of creativity, cultural expression and artistic practice to community development. Difficulty demonstrating and articulating the impact of creative community development. Struggle to identify arts partners and develop shared expectations and frameworks. The need to avoid gentrification-led displacement and promote inclusion. Failure to secure adequate financial resources.