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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.



2020 ARTPLACE VIRTUAL SUMMIT VIDEO ARCHIVE
ArtPlace America's Virtual Summit culminated a decade of work as part of an extraordinary community of artists, community developers, culture bearers, designers, government officials, philanthropists, and researchers who have come together from rural, suburban, Tribal, and urban communities across the United States. You can view a record of the 2020 plenaries here.



A HANDBOOK FOR ARTISTS WORKING IN COMMUNITY
The handbook was developed by Springboard for the Arts and made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts through the Our Town Knowledge Building grant. It is a practical manual for individual artists who would like to begin or deepen this kind of artistic practice – work in and work with community. The stories, tools, and wisdom shared here were gathered from creative practitioners who regularly do this work.



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.