The know-how to foster meaningful civic engagement through the arts is a critical skill set — as important as fundraising, planning, and marketing!


Animating Democracy’s Arts & Civic Engagement workshops offer insight and practical approaches to civic engagement for artists and cultural organizations.  Funders, local and state arts agencies, and civic organizations can play a strategic role to meet these learning goals by providing practical training that brings together constituents to share experience and knowledge from their work engaging communities.


Book now! Bring an Arts & Civic Engagement Workshop to your community

Animating Democracy offers lively and interactive one-day and two-day professional development workshops, keynote presentations, and sessions at conferences and within other training programs that:  

  • Inspire, introduce, and make the case for the many exciting ways the arts can promote civic participation and community engagement;
  • Share principles and effective practices of arts-based civic engagement and dialogue;
  • Provide tools and frameworks for turning ideas into engaging programs; and
  • Build civic engagement skills.

Animating Democracy works closely with host organizations to tailor programs and meet sponsor and participant needs.

Contact Animating Democracy to bring Civic Engagement workshops and presentations to your community.


For more details, check out:

Full workshop description [PDF]
Sample agenda [PDF]
Recent sponsors [PDF]
Fees and expenses [PDF]
Discussion Topics [PDF]