Ex arte communitas : accessioning arts and culture institutions and the creation, engagement, and empowerment of local communities




Thompson, Cooper Brock

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Over the course of this report, the role that arts and culture institutions can play in the development and fostering of a civic society will be examined, particularly through the lens of accessioning their spaces and resources to communities that have traditionally been, and in many cases presently are, excluded from them. These institutions have immense potential to build, engage, and activate their local constituent communities and provide those communities with the spaces, knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to engage with both the political and governmental challenges that they face. There are as many degrees and means by which institutions can work towards this accessioning as there are arts and culture institutions themselves, however this report has identified three broad categories by which such accessioning and action can be achieved


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