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AESTHETIC PERSPECTIVES: ATTRIBUTES OF EXCELLENCE IN ARTS FOR CHANGE
A framework to enhance understanding and evaluation of creative work at the intersection of arts and civic engagement, community development, and justice.



ALLIANCE FOR ARTIST COMMUNITIES SOCIAL PRACTICE TOOLKIT
This is a living toolkit for social-practice residency programs and will continue to add to this online library over time. Resources include: Guides for Residency Programs Including: 10 Tips for Artist Residency Directors 10 Tips for Community Partners Residency Case Studies, and Sample Documents for Residency Programs.



ART & WELL-BEING: TOWARD A CULTURE OF HEALTH
A guide for artists, creative organizers, healthcare providers, educators, funders, policy makers and communities responding to threats to well being. Art & Well-Being is for everyone who wishes to bring about this shift in our culture of health. The USDAC published this guide for Citizen Artists who place their gifts at the service of healing, working for both individual and collective well-being, for those who recognize social justice as the foundation of a culture of health. And for medical practitioners, funders, and policymakers who want to understand the critical importance of arts-based interventions.



ART AS SOCIAL ACTION
Art as Social Action is both a general introduction to and an illustrated, practical textbook for the field of social practice, an art medium that has been gaining popularity in the public sphere. With content arranged thematically around such topics as direct action, alternative organizing, urban imaginaries, anti-bias work, and collective learning, among others, Art as Social Action is a comprehensive manual for teachers about how to teach art as social practice.



ART SPACES, ART PLACES: EXAMINING NEIGHBORHOOD PREFERENCES OF NEW YORK ARTS ORGANIZATION
This report builds on and extends a diverse literature that examines the location patterns of the arts and creative industries through analysis of a database of arts nonprofit organizations from the New York State Cultural Data Project. We confirm the link between arts organizations and the urban core and creative economy, but challenge the assumption that arts tend to locate in ethnic and disadvantaged neighborhoods. By identifying key neighborhood attributes associated with distinct types of arts organizations, we can better identify potential sites conducive to nurturing additional artistic activity and inform strategies to engage organizations in neighborhoods that are underserved in the arts.



ARTS IN PLACE
This interdisciplinary book explores the role of art in placemaking in urban environments, analyzing how artists and communities use arts to improve their quality of life. It explores the concept of social practice placemaking, where artists and community members are seen as equal experts in the process. Drawing on examples of local level projects from the USA and Europe, the book explores the impact of these projects on the people involved, on their relationship to the place around them, and on city policy and planning practice.