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Resource Highlight | ICASC: Art for Social Change Policy Recommendations

Art for Social Change Policy Recommendations
ICASC | The International Centre of Art for Social Change | British Columbia | 2018

“ABSTRACT

Over the last six years, the International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC) has led a comprehensive research project, called ASC!, on community-engaged art for social change in Canada. Funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, this initiative has involved six universities, a wide range of community-based partner organizations, funders, NGOs, and 35 researchers across the country. The study has included national gatherings and conferences, the creation and analysis of a wide range of field studies, arts-infused dialogues, the creation of an online evaluation tool and new video resources, as well as surveys and interviews.

Our research strongly identifies that, outside of those communities directly impacted by and involved in ASC work, there is a general lack of recognition and understanding of the sector in Canada, especially at the federal level, despite our global reputation as pioneers in the field. Municipal, provincial and foundation funders are recognizing its impact and increasing their support for the sector. Unfortunately, this innovative and creative change work through the arts is overlooked and thus underutilized in the creation and implementation of federal policies and programs.

The policy recommendations in this brief are a direct result of this wide-ranging investigation of the sector in Canada, its activities and outcomes, partnerships, scholarship, aspirations and challenges.”

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Resource Highlight | Toward Training: The Meanings and Practices of Social Change Work in the Arts

Toward Training: The Meanings and Practices of Social Change Work in the Arts
Judith Marcuse and Yael Harlap | International Centre of Art for Social Change | British Columbia | 2006

“This study is motivated by Canadian choreographer and producer Judith Marcuse’s desire to develop opportunities for artists to learn to put their arts practice toward making meaningful change in society. Increasingly, practitioners working in the domain of arts and social change, usually artists who engage in art making in collaboration with communities, have noted the need for solid training as the field expands.

Partnerships between communities and artists—never forgetting that artists are members of communities—are delicate. Collaborative relationships can fail. Conflicts can arise. Projects can fall apart. Community engagement in the arts can reveal rifts that were hidden from view. Marginalized communities, often the sites for arts and social change work, have a history of being manipulated as pawns in political games that do not benefit them.
The potential for damage is great, and this means that artists need to be, at the least, informed, ethical, critical, and reflective.”

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The Art of Changing The World (Nov 3-5, Ottawa)

“We invite you to join us in Ottawa November 3-5, 2017 for a lively gathering of #artists, #researchers, #students and #activists from many sectors in Canada and abroad who are working for progressive change.

Around the world, specialized #community-based arts initiatives (in theatre, dance, music, visual, literary arts, social circus, urban arts, and more) are emerging as effective forms of collective social inquiry and action.

This work is growing in many contexts, including: social and environmental justice; education; inter-generational and intercultural initiatives; diverse health sectors; community development initiatives; conflict transformation and justice systems; initiatives for youth, seniors, new Canadians; Aboriginal communities; and social enterprise.

This will NOT be the usual conference; #dialogue will be central to our activities. Video showings, displays of your materials and space for informal conversations round out the program.

Whether you’re deeply involved or newly interested in arts-infused change work, we hope that ACW 2017 will provide you with useful knowledge, skills and perspectives in a wide range of topics – from emerging practices, including facilitation and new forms of partnerships, to current arts-infused research and funding opportunities/policies.

More information regarding program schedule, venue, hotels, and registration: https://icasc.ca/program

For those who can’t attend the gathering in Ottawa, we’ve posted info about Kitchen Table Chataquas.
https://icasc.ca/kitchen-table-chataquas

-from ASC facebook
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The ART of Changing the World (ACW)

The ART of Changing the World (ACW)
When: November 3-5, 2017
Where: Carleton University, Ottawa

Early bird registration rates end September 15th!

“We invite you to join us in Ottawa November 3-5, 2017 for a lively gathering of #artists, #researchers, #students and #activists from many sectors in Canada and abroad who are working for progressive change.

Around the world, specialized #community-based arts initiatives (in theatre, dance, music, visual, literary arts, social circus, urban arts, and more) are emerging as effective forms of collective social inquiry and action.

This work is growing in many contexts, including: social and environmental justice; education; inter-generational and intercultural initiatives; diverse health sectors; community development initiatives; conflict transformation and justice systems; initiatives for youth, seniors, new Canadians; Aboriginal communities; and social enterprise.

This will NOT be the usual conference; #dialogue will be central to our activities. Video showings, displays of your materials and space for informal conversations round out the program.

Whether you’re deeply involved or newly interested in arts-infused change work, we hope that ACW 2017 will provide you with useful knowledge, skills and perspectives in a wide range of topics – from emerging practices, including facilitation and new forms of partnerships, to current arts-infused research and funding opportunities/policies.

More information regarding program schedule, venue, hotels, and registration: https://icasc.ca/program

For those who can’t attend the gathering in Ottawa, we’ve posted info about Kitchen Table Chataquas.
https://icasc.ca/kitchen-table-chataquas

-from The International Centre of Art for Social Change Facebook Page
Read International Centre of Art for Social Change’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

OÙ EN EST L’ART pour le CHANGEMENT SOCIAL AU CANADA? : Rapport sur l’état de la situation au Canada (2016)

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“OÙ EN EST L’ART POUR LE CHANGEMENT SOCIAL AU CANADA?
Rapport sur l’état de la situation au Canada (2016)

Partout au Canada et dans le monde, des artistes animent des processus artistiques participatifs avec différentes collectivités dans le but de générer un changement social favorable. Depuis 2013, l’Art for Social Change Project (ASC!), un projet de recherche national de cinq ans financé par le Conseil de recherche en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH), s’attarde à mieux comprendre l’évolution de ces pratiques au Canada, plus particulièrement en ce qui a trait à l’évaluation, à l’enseignement et à l’apprentissage, et enfin aux partenariats. Destiné au public (et non pas à un lectorat universitaire), ce rapport intermédiaire vise à fournir un aperçu des découvertes des deux premières années et demie du projet. TÉLÉCHARGER LE PDF EN FRANÇAIS.

-source : ASC
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STATE of the ART: A Report on Art for Social Change (ASC) in Canada

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STATE of the ART: A Report on Art for Social Change (ASC) in Canada (2016)

Across Canada and around the world, artists are working with diverse communities to create positive social change through processes of participatory art making. Since 2013, the ASC! Project, a five-year, national research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), has been working to better understand how these practices are evolving in Canada, particularly in the areas of evaluation, teaching and learning, and partnerships. This interim report is designed for public, non-academic audiences and is intended to provide a snapshot of some of our findings about art for social change work gleaned from the first two and a half years of our research. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT PDF.

-source: ASC website
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