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SOCIAL PRACTICES RESIDENCIES TOOLKIT
A living toolkit for social-practice residency programs including tips for artist residency directors and community partners, residency case studies and sample documents for residency programs.



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 within each category include guides for residency programs, 10 Tips for Artist Residency Directors, 10 Tips for Community Partners Residency, Case Studies, and Sample Documents for Residency Programs.



ARE YOU READY FOR THE COUNTRY?
Rural America may be more connected than ever before -- through the Internet, better phone services, and improved transportation systems -- but it still faces unique problems. This issue of NEA Arts looks at the creative approaches rural communities have been taking with the arts to help improve their communities socially, aesthetically, and economically.



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.