RESOURCES

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BUILDING WORLDS TOGETHER: THE MANY FUNCTIONS AND FORMS OF ARTS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
ArtPlace Deputy Director Lyz Crane talks about arts-based community development in which arts and culture can help achieve place-based change related to the physical, social, and economic dimensions of place. She outlines the variety of ways that the actors and activities involved in arts and community development work can relate to and interact with each other to create sustainable communities.



CITIZEN JANE FILM
In 1960, Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions.



COLLECTIVE IMPACT FORUM COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TOOLS
The Community Engagement Toolkit shares a series of tools for planning community engagement to be more purposeful, equitable, transparent, and strategic so that community members are true partners for achieving impact. This toolkit includes tools exploring these areas: Be Result-Driven & Purposeful, Community Engagement Spectrum, Asset-Based Community Development, Equity – Who is at Our Tables?, Equity – Testing Assumptions & Bias, Assessing Audiences, Building Partnerships, Capacity Building, and Change Management.



CREATING PLACE: THE ART OF EQUITABLE COMMUNITY BUILDING
A multimedia collection of explorations, reflections, challenges, and offerings to the national dialogue around creative placemaking, created by ALTERNATE ROOTS members. Start by downloading the Creating Place digital book which contains an excerpt or overview of each Creating Place article, film, and podcast, as well as links to where you can see more.



CREATIVE AGING STRATEGY
The arts contribute to healthy aging, making them an effective tool for addressing the wellness needs of older Americans who are living longer and healthier lives than they did a generation ago. Creative aging—which is a set of practices that leverages the benefits of making, sharing or otherwise engaging in the arts to foster the mental, emotional and physical health and well-being of older adults—will become an increasingly important resource in the health care continuum. State arts agencies are poised to be key facilitators in leveraging the arts and this strategy sampler summarizes the many ways state arts agencies can foster creative aging. It lifts up model programs and discusses how the arts can support older adults in community settings as well as medical facilities. 



CREATIVE PEOPLE POWER
Springboard for the Arts and Helicon Collaborative share their 'Creative People Power,' a report and framework for combining creativity-centered and people-centered development to build strong, healthy, and resilient communities.