You can search or browse for community arts toolkits, templates, reflections and stories, best practices, and more. You can find resources organized by category or through a keyword search. If you’re new to this field, you can check out our ‘Getting Started’ collection.
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Content focused on accessibility, very special arts, and disability arts and artists.View All
Staff, volunteers, boards, collectives, nonprofit structures, policy documents, procedures, handbooks, etc.View All
A collection of resources created by ArtBridges; includes the Tips and Tools series, networks guide, funding guide, and more.View All
Arts practice, materials, techniques, how-to, arts instruction, etc.View All
Equity, human rights, safe space, capacity building, anti-racism, anti-oppression, etc.View All
Content focused on First Nations, Métis & Inuit artists, and northern, rural and remote communities.View All
Grant writing, donor relations, sponsorships, fundraising, social enterprise, etc.View All
A collection of resources for people starting a new community-engaged arts initiative, or for people new to the practice.View All
Social media, branding, marketing, PR, presentations, outreach, etc.View All
Program ideas, event and program planning, scheduling, icebreakers, facilitation techniques, etc.View All
History and traditions, personal stories and reflections from the field of community-engaged arts.View All
Research updates and reports, statistics, maps, charts and graphs, journal articles, critical discourse, etc.View All
Making the Case: statistics and evidence on the impact of community-engaged arts.View All
"Over the last three decades, many women and men who were political prisoners in the Middle East have come to Canada as immigrants and refugees. In their countries of origin, they resisted oppressive ...
This study aims to explore education as a tool for young offender rehabilitation. A range of educational programs for young offenders, with a focus on educational strategies, will be examined by looking at...
This thesis provides an overview of arts-based environmental learning. It is an attempt to invoke critical consideration of how the arts, with the use of media and technologies, may engage students in an i...
"This thesis sets out to examine how street youth use art as a mode of voice and what messages they choose to bring forward in their art...Art as a tool for voice was explored in the literature, and i...
"This paper outlines Resampled’s mission and pedagogical approach, including its goal of working toward social justice through empowerment, community development, and participatory learning. After t...
An examination of links between community arts, empowerment and quality of life for adults with disabilites.
How are community-engaged arts initiatives focusing attention on the environment or making green practices part of their work? These inspiring projects and programs help keep materials out of the landfill,...
"Data presented in this interim report emerges from multiple sources. Seven ASC! Project field studies, including in visual arts, dance, theatre, video and social circus, have explored a range of topi...
A collection of resources that relate to group dynamics; includes power dynamics, learning styles, problem solving and decision making.
A collection of resources that relate to group facilitation includes debriefing, boundaries, and essential qualities for facilitators to develop.
A collection of resources that relate to youth engagement; includes allyship and involving youth in decision making.
A collection of grantwriting resources for artists, including a list of resource groups and a listing of funders. Created to accompany an English Language Arts Network (ELAN) workshop.