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Resources and Tools for Community-Engaged Arts

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.

The resources in this section have been developed and generously shared by artists and cultural workers in Canada through the course of their work. If you have a resource you would like to share, please contact us. All contributors are provided with full credit and a website link.

These resources have been collected in order to share knowledge and support the ongoing efforts of artists and cultural workers. If you wish to adapt or re-use work, please contact the original creator for permission. The resources and tools on this site should not be considered a replacement for legal advice.

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Access and Inclusion

Content focused on accessibility, very special arts, and disability arts and artists.

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Admin & Organizations

Staff, volunteers, boards, collectives, nonprofit structures, policy documents, procedures, handbooks, etc.

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ArtBridges Resources

A collection of resources created by ArtBridges; includes the Tips and Tools series, networks guide, funding guide, and more.

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Arts Practice & How-To

Arts practice, materials, techniques, how-to, arts instruction, etc.

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Equity & Capacity-Building

Equity, human rights, safe space, capacity building, anti-racism, anti-oppression, etc.

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Strategic planning, business planning, evaluation, etc.

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FNMI, Northern & Rural

Content focused on First Nations, Métis & Inuit artists, and northern, rural and remote communities.

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Grant writing, donor relations, sponsorships, fundraising, social enterprise, etc.

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Getting Started

A collection of resources for people starting a new community-engaged arts initiative, or for people new to the practice.

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Marketing & Engagement

Social media, branding, marketing, PR, presentations, outreach, etc.

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Programs & Workshops

Program ideas, event and program planning, scheduling, icebreakers, facilitation techniques, etc.

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Reflections & Stories

History and traditions, personal stories and reflections from the field of community-engaged arts.

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Research & Publications

Research updates and reports, statistics, maps, charts and graphs, journal articles, critical discourse, etc.

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Resources related to engaging and empowering seniors.

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Social Impact & Statistics

Making the Case: statistics and evidence on the impact of community-engaged arts.

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Resources related to engaging and empowering youth.

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Conseils et outils de la ToileDesArts no. 4 : Art, danse et handicaps

On nous a demandé à nous, Heath Birkholz et Harmanie Taylor, de partager nos connaissances sur la danse intégrée et l’art réalisé par des personnes ayant des handicaps. Nous avons bien réfléchi ...

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Conseils et outils de la ToileDesArts no. 5 : Mobiliser les jeunes et développer leur pouvoir d'agir

Nous avons demandé à Kerry Boileau, responsable du programme Acting OUT! de SKETCH, de nous livrer ses recommandations pour créer un espace propice à la mobilisation et au développement du pouvoir d'a...

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Regard sur la pratique des artistes handicapés et sourds du Canada

"Un aperçu général et une introduction aux pratiques des artistes handicapés et sourds du Canada, contenant une discussion autour des contextes historiques, des concepts et du language. Cette ress...

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L’art à part entière : Stratégie d’accès et d’égalité pour l’avancement des pratiques des artistes handicapés ou sourds

"Dans le document Cap sur l’avenir – Plan stratégique 2008-2011, le Conseil des arts du Canada a fait de l’appui au secteur « art et handicap » un nouveau domaine d’exploration dans le cadr...

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ArtBridges Tips and Tools: Engaging & Empowering Youth

We asked Kerry Boileau, facilitator of SKETCH’s Acting Out program, to share some reflections and tips for creating space that engages and empowers youth.

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L’Art de la Résilience, la Résilience de l’Art

“Document sur l’apport de l’art et de la culture à la résilience et à la qualité de vie en milieu urbain.
Originaires du Canada pour la plupart, mais également des États-Unis, d’Europe...

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Comprendre les arts autochtones au Canada aujourd'hui : analyse de la connaissance et de la documentation

Cette analyse de la connaissance et de la documentation examine une vaste gamme de documents portant sur les arts autochtones au Canada. Reconnaissant l’importance des traditions orales dans le transfer...

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Quand l’Art Passe à l’Action

144 pages - Full-colour photographic retrospective of ATSA’s productions over its 10 years, accompanied by previously unpublished commentary, in French and English, from guest authors Sami Aoun, Patrick ...

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Engendrer des bénéfices économiques et sociaux pour les communautés

Lisez pour découvrir SEPTfaçons qui vous aideront à bâtir de meilleures communautés, grâce à la culture.
“Que ce soit à la lumière d’exemples toujours plus nombreux, ou à cause des réa...

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