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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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Pacific Coast Community Cultural Roundtable (Nanaimo, BC)

bccreativeconvergence-roundtable

The Alliance for Arts + Culture and ArtsBC’s
Pacific Coast Community Cultural Roundtable
Hosted by The Nanaimo and Gabriola Arts Councils and the City of Nanaimo

“This is your invitation to join your arts, culture, and heritage community colleagues in a provincial conversation about the development of a cultural policy framework for British Columbia.

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture and ArtsBC are holding a province-wide series of Community Cultural Roundtables. These Roundtables are part of the BC Creative Convergence project launched in 2013.

The Nanaimo Roundtable takes place Saturday, March 14 at John Barsby School in Chandler’s Hall, from 1 to 4 p.m. This is your opportunity to bring your personal, local, and regional perspectives to this important provincial initiative.

For further information on the BC Creative Convergence initiative and the Community Cultural Roundtables visit www.bccreativeconvergence.ca. If you are unable to attend a Roundtable in your community but would like to contribute to the discussion through an online survey, click here.

RSVP now to ensure your place at table and join the conversation.

MORE ABOUT THE ROUNDTABLE SERIES
Happening all around the province, the Roundtables will focus on a Cultural Policy Discussion Paper which will address:

  • What local and regional issues should be reflected in a Cultural Policy;
  • How a Cultural Policy could recognize the economic and social impact of cultural activities;
  • How a Cultural Policy should acknowledge the historic and contemporary importance of the multicultural diversity of BC’s communities;
  • How a Cultural Policy could impact the relationships between the sector and the provincial government and its ministries and agencies.
  • The Community Cultural Roundtable series is your opportunity to bring your personal, local, and regional perspectives to this important provincial initiative.”

-from Nanaimo Arts Council’s newsletter
Read Nanaimo Arts Council’s profile in ArtBridges Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map