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 AS SOCIAL ACTION
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. The report confirms the link between arts organizations and the urban core and creative economy, but challenges the assumption that arts tend to locate in ethnic and disadvantaged neighborhoods. By identifying key neighborhood attributes associated with distinct types of arts organizations, they 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.
ARTISTS LEAD IOBY
To support artists’ leadership development and knowledge building, ArtPlace partnered with ioby to offer Artists Lead! – a flexible funding opportunity for creative placemaking projects led by artists. This partnership allows artists to learn by doing by putting smaller infusions of cash directly into their hands, providing one-on-one fundraising coaching, and project development support.
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.
ARTSFUND SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE ARTS STUDY
The ArtsFund Social Impact of the Arts Study frames a new way of understanding the public value of the arts in King County. How are arts advancing community priorities and positive outcomes for participants and non-participants alike? With primary focus on youth development & education, health & wellness, and neighborhood vitality, the study probes the potential for arts to influence more equitable outcomes. The report combines a county-wide public poll; a landscape scan of King County arts, cultural, and heritage nonprofits; a substantive review of 150+ national research resources; and case studies of ten regional arts organizations.
BEYOND THE BUILDING: PERFORMING ARTS AND TRANSFORMING PLACE
A white paper based on the "Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place" convening which was held by the National Endowment for the Arts with support from ArtPlace America in November 2014. The convening focused on developing a better understanding of how performance-based organizations, and the artists they engage, use the term creative placemaking and transform places through their artistic practices.