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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.

Turning Engagement Patterns Upside Down


Power Up

"This think-piece by Chrissie Tiller unearths and explores some of the complexities and challenges of sharing power, drawing on thinking

Shared Decision-Making

This toolkit offers tips, tools, and case studies from Creative People and Places projects.


The Ontario Shebang


Heritage Engagement


Julius Ebreo - Leader, Producer, Director

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