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NEW! On White Privilege and Museums

This article from Nina Simon, author of The Participatory Museum and The Art of Relevance, takes a perceptive look at the need to understand and counterbalance many forms of privilege when engaging with community.

Simon's reflections on the challenges of changing the frame of privilege surrounding museums are particularly relevant to the practice of community engagement. In both museums and arts organizations, community engagement and inclusivity are often contained within a few one-off programs, rather than embedded in the foundational values of the organization:

"... increased efforts at inclusion have been treated primarily as add-ons and not as necessary changes to the heart of white institutions. Now, when asked about diversity, most white institutions can point to a particular program or initiatives and say, "we've got that covered."... They've added colorful patches to their garments when the whole cloth needs to change."

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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.

Turning Engagement Patterns Upside Down


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

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


The House Concert - Cultural Diversity




The Move Collective

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