Papers, essays and articles written and commissioned by Animating Democracy explore philosophical, practical, and aesthetic dimensions of civically engaged arts and humanities work and arts for social change.
A Working Guide to the Landscape of Arts for Change
Papers and essays characterizing a spectrum of types of arts for change work
Arts & Civic Engagement Impact Initiative
Research reports, articles, and white papers exploring principles, practices, and issues in assessing the social impact of arts for change work.
Essays and case studies from midsized arts and cultural organizations nationwide that use artistic and cultural expression as the primary catalyst for engagement around civic, social, and community issues. The Exemplar Program aimed to foster a holistic and integrated approach to organizational health, institutional growth, civic engagement, and aesthetic investigation.
Writing about Civically Engaged Art
Critical Perspectives and other papers
Arts-Based Civic Dialogue
Museums and Civic Dialogue