The Art of Engagement

Community-engaged art forms often provide more meaningful engagement between artists and non-artists than other art forms, yet they are frequently marginalized by the larger arts community. With funding cuts and declining support for more traditional organizational models across the country, however, community arts are increasingly seen as a way to keep the public engaged and active in the arts. What changes have occurred to lend more credibility to the practice of community arts? How can the other arts sectors reflect on community arts as a method for engagement and adopt aspects of this art form to better their own industry? How can community arts groups establish partnerships with other arts groups to increase their capacity to better their community?
Panelists: Robin SutherlandMiranda BouchardSarah King-GoldJon Cada, Sophie Edwards Moderated by Penny Couchie

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