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NEW! Trees Come With Unexpected Baggage

Well-meaning organizations sometimes have a tendency to charge ahead with a community project without stopping to listen to what the community wants or needs. This was exactly the case in Detroit, where an environmental organization was perplexed to find people resistant to new trees in their neighbourhood. When they stopped to ask why, they began to understand.

The below article, by Joe Patti of the blog Butts in the Seats, discusses this example and its relevance to community-engaged arts work.

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Community Engagement Resources from Doug Borwick

Doug Borwick is a US-based artist, arts administrator, and leading advocate for community engagement in the arts.
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Turning Engagement Patterns Upside Down

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The Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement

While not specifically about arts engagement, the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement has a wealth of resources on its website about community engage
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New! Rethinking the Role of British Art Institutions

In this article The Guardian theatre critic Lynn Gardiner makes a compelling argument for the need for arts institutions to change the way that they

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Hazel England - Community & Education Director. Engaging our local community in creative ways
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North Yorkshire Youth Dance Connecting with local environments
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Karen Kaeja - Green in the loveliest way

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