Community Development

September 30, 2005 by admin
Emily Dickinson couldn't have found a more perfect way to describe how so many artists and artist advocates approach the world.1  It is tempting to give ourselves over to the rare work that fires our inspiration, and shut the door on everything else. It is often only in nurturing isolation and fringe communities that new ideas find their full flower. But there is a danger in the isolation. Read More...
July 31, 2005 by admin
August 2004, 14 pages. The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC, 20037, 202-833-7200, www.urban.org Download pdf: www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/311043_Arts_Nonarts.pdf Read More...
July 31, 2005 by admin
March 2003, 126 pages. The Richard Driehaus Foundation, 203 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 1800, Chicago, IL 60601, and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 140 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL, 60603 Download pdf: http://www.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7BB0386CE3-8B29-4162-8098-E466FB856794%7D/SMALL_BUDGET_ARTS_ACTIVITIES.PDF Read More...
July 31, 2005 by admin
2004, 20 pages, with accompanying DVD. La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94750, 510-849-2568, www.lapena.org Read More...
July 31, 2005 by admin
As Tia Oros Peters so eloquently states in her essay that follows, there is no particular word for art in the thousands of Indigenous languages of the world. While there are hundreds of Native American languages, the same holds true; Native Americans do not and cannot separate the importance of art and culture from everyday life. It is one goal of GIA's Indigenous People's Network to bring this important way of life to the fore of grantmakers' thinking. Read More...
March 31, 2005 by admin
Early in 2004, the Graduate Center of the City of New York convened ten small to mid-sized arts organizations to talk about what had happened to them in an experimental, internet-based project funded by the Ford Foundation. The ten, from across the country, are community-based cultural organizations; they share a commitment to emerging and experimental artists and art forms, and a commitment—equally firm—to their local or nearby communities. Despite their similarities of mission, the ten were not familiar with each other's work. Read More...
March 31, 2005 by admin
The following remarks were presented at a symposium that was part of the 2004 Ars Electronica Festival: TIMESHIFT—The World in Twenty-Five Years. This festival for art, technology, and society was founded in 1979 and is held annually in Linz, Austria. Joan Shigekawa, associate director of Creativity and Culture at the Rockefeller Foundation, spoke on the final panel of the symposium, “TOPIA,” which was designed to “present scenarios around a wide variety of topics relating to art, technology, and society. Read More...
March 31, 2005 by admin
The full text of this article is not yet available on this site. Below is a brief excerpt. Read More...
March 31, 2005 by admin
July 2004, 76 pages. The Community Arts Network Download: The State of the Field of Community Cultural Development: Something New Emerges from the Community Arts Network. Description and review is here. Read More...
March 31, 2005 by admin
2004. Centre for Creative Communities, 118 Commercial St., London E16NF, UK. Read More...