Art and Culture in Communities: Unpacking Participation

Maria Rosario Jackson, Joaquín Herranz, Florence Kabwasa-Green

2010, 12 pages, The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20037, (202) 833-7200


Arts and cultural participation is an important element of community life and an essential component of community building. But delineating the full role such participation plays in the community is dependent on capturing the range of ways in which people actually participate in creative expression—as creators, teachers, consumers, and supporters. This brief presents our findings on arts and cultural participation in the context of community-building processes.

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