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WHY COMMUNITY ARTS
STRENGTHENING THE ARTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
THE ARTS AS A TOOL TO SOLVE PROBLEMS
DEVELOPING A PROJECT
RESOURCES
Community Arts

Welcome to the new and developing world of community arts. While art activity in our neighborhoods has existed for a long time, only recently have we tried formally articulating its purpose and processes. Because of this, you will see the nature of information in this section evolve over time as we explore what has been and what is possible.

WHY COMMUNITY ARTS
An overview of why and how the arts contribute to community.

STRENGTHENING THE ARTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Ideas for identifying and enhancing the arts in your community.

THE ARTS AS A TOOL TO SOLVE PROBLEMS
How the arts can play a role in addressing community issues and problems.

DEVELOPING A PROJECT
Issues to consider before beginning development of a project and checklists to use throughout the project.

RESOURCES
Case studies, grants, publications and Web sites.

Shown: Salmon in the Trees, Salmon in the City 2001, Natalie Fobes. Photo: Kim Baker.
Salmon in the Trees, Salmon in the City 2001, Natalie Fobes.
Photo: Kim Baker.
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