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This article argues that engaged or participatory art practice can be shown to be central rather than marginal to the meaning and value of art in the ‘story’ of human society, but only if we take a long view and change the position from which we read and understand received history.
The first systematic attempt to move towards a European strategy for culture, focussing on three main aims: promoting cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue, promoting culture as a catalyst for creativity within the Lisbon strategy, and promoting culture as an essential element in the EU’s external relations.
‘Getting into the swing of things with all his arts.’
The Australian Newspaper, 9 October 2010
‘Simon Crean, Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, and the Arts, has impressed the sector with his enthusiasm for the role. In the four weeks since Julia Gillard asked Simon Crean to be Arts Minister, the veteran politician has betrayed an eclectic taste in cultural pursuits.’
Study comissioned bythe Division of Cultural Policies and Intercultural Dialogue of UNESCO to the Institute for Culture, Barcelona City Council, as Chair of United Cities and Local Governments’ (UCLG) Group on Culture. 20 September 2006.
‘Meet, Meld, Merge’: Art Bringing a Community Together: the ‘Toil Art’ Project, in Yea, North-eastern Victoria, May 2008.
A unique, community art project, Toil Art, focuses on the much utilised facilities of the Yea Public Toilets; with the aim of people now stopping for a ‘Wee and a See!’ The concept for the project began at the ‘Meet, Meld Merge’ forum run by Berry St with the support of the Cultural Development Network, in September 2006. On this day, participants were asked to brainstorm a new project for their community, and the first idea for ‘Toil Art’ was born.
‘Strengthening Local Communities: Arts in Community Settings’. The evaluation of two Community Support Funded Arts Programs, Arts Victoria and the Department for Planning and Community Development.
This publication presents the findings of an evaluation of two community focussed grants programs, Arts Development for Communities and Arts Residencies undertaken in 2006.
The results of independently mediated focus groups with artists, community participants and partner organisations were the main source of data for the report. It was jointly produced by the research units at Arts Victoria and the Department for Planning and Community Development.
This study documents existing studies of the social and economic value of the arts. Useful for anyone who needs to prove that arts and cultural activities stimulate tourism and job creation, attract investment and diversification and contribute to the community’s wellbeing.
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