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New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development

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A foundational textbook about how communities develop themselves and affect social change through the creative arts. This comprehensive, photographically illustrated treatise on the field of community-based arts, which range from political theater on the street to murals celebrating cultural heritage, will appeal to the curious non-specialist reader, as well as the practit
Paperback, 268 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by New Village Press
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Before reading this book, I'd never heard of community cultural development. Now I'm completely inspired. I wish I could include a few quoted lines here but I've already returned the book to the friend I borrowed in from. Basically, this book is about using art in community settings to bring people together with the goal of building relationships and skills to solve community problems.

I'm so excited about this idea! Bringing non-artists together to talk about how to express their ideas through
Michael Dobbie
great little history of the arts and other creative approaches to community change and development along with other research in this field
good overview, history and explanation of community arts, aimed at general population rather than academic
Wonderful read. Chock-full of creative place-making examples, info, definitions, and inspiration.
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