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THE ARTS AS A TOOL TO SOLVE PROBLEMS

Artists are creative problem solvers and expert communicators. Involving artists in community planning discussions can uncover new ways of approaching community problems.

Improving Your Built Environment

Visual artists and writers have the ability to envision and improve built environment. Funding is often available to involve artists in designing community improvements such as streetscape elements, parks, way-finding system and community markers.

Celebrating Cultural Diversity

Most communities can be improved by promoting greater understanding among the people who live there. Communities that create opportunities for diverse communities to celebrate and share their heritage enrich themselves and create new opportunities for dialogue.

Addressing Social Issues

Cross-cultural and cross-generational communications will open the door for community dialogue on a variety of social issues.

Capturing Your History

Every community has a story to tell, whether it is the story of evolving industry, geological or social history, or changing ethnic populations. Working with artists, musicians and writers is an excellent way to explore that history and make it part of your community's visual identity.

Giving Youth a Voice

Young people are one of the great under-used resources in our society. Involving them in art projects, historical research, performance and creation of art projects is an excellent way to promote cross-generational communication and help young people feel like respected members of your community.

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