MUNICIPAL ARTIST PARNERSHIPS
A “relationship guide” to forging strong and sustainable creative partnerships between local governments and artists. It reflects their interest to understand what good municipal/artist partnerships look like, from the experiences of practitioners who have effectively done good work together. The goals were to communicate the artfulness, dynamics, best practices and common challenges of these partnerships and their resulting creative projects; and assist those who want to integrate creative practices to advance civic goals and improve the workings of municipal government.
MUNICIPAL ARTIST PARNERSHIPS
NOT JUST MURALS
Artists can have a profound impact on communities. The latest report from LISC’s Creative Placemaking team dives into the effect artists can have as leaders in their community. The report examines the nurturing of artists to be leaders, the challenges and opportunities they face, and profiles the work of many artists across the country.
NOTES ON A CULTURAL STRATEGY FOR BELONGING
Work for justice and liberation requires the inclusion of arts and culture. The Haas Institute’s Notes on A Cultural Strategy report outlines a cultural strategy for belonging that centers the leadership, voices, storytelling, practices, and knowledge of people and communities who are marginalized in our society. It offers resources, evidence, case studies, and a workshop module for cultural strategies that are rooted in the Haas Institute's Othering & Belonging framework as well as in many successful models of activism and organizing. Aimed at storytellers, artists, organizers, cultural strategists, funders, and other collaborators who are working to develop cultural strategies alone or as part of organizations and movements, this report offers notes and ideas on how cultural strategies can be developed for the greatest impact.
OPTIONS FOR COMMUNITY ARTS TRAINING
In recent years, an increasing number of artists and arts organizations have been joining in partnerships with other community sectors to advance the healthy development of their communities. The result is a proliferation of cross-sector collaborations and opportunities. In the fall of 2015, Intermedia Arts joined with Animating Democracy to create a study designed to learn more about where community arts training is currently taking place and where there may be future interest.
PERSPECTIVES OF ARTISTS AND DEVELOPERS WEBINAR SERIES
Creative Placemaking brings artists and community developers together, but how do these two worlds collide to improve low-income communities? This webinar series discusses the experiences of two community developers who joined forces with a theater Artist and writer to elevate their community engagement approach. It dives into the common points of tension, pitfalls, and possibilities these two groups experience to help you understand how these innovative partnerships can energize your work.
PRINCIPLES AND PRAXIS
StoryShift is a program of Working Films that is committed to changing the way stories are told to ensure accountable and authentic representation of the people and places featured. StoryShift aims to dismantle extractive filmmaking, which is too often the standard in the documentary sector. By interviewing filmmakers and other stakeholders about their practices, this series works toward envisioning what truly accountable and authentic processes look like and how they can be embraced.