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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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Evaluation

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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Fundraising

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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Seniors

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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Youth

Resources related to engaging and empowering youth.

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Trousse de planification culturelle

"La Trousse de planification culturelle est un outil servant à guider l’exercice de planification culturelle dans une communauté. Elle se compose d’un modèle adaptable et de listes de vérifica...

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Trousse à outils sur l'art public

"La Trousse à outils sur l'art public se veut une référence pour vous guider dans la planification ou l’évaluation d’un programme d’art public. En outre, elle comporte d’autres outils qui ...

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Si je savais comment... (édition révisée)

"Les sept étapes d'organisation d'activités;
Une banque de plus de 80 idées d'activités;
Les fiches de travail (planification) revisitées;
Les éléments à garder en tête pour...

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Collecte de fonds

"L’itinéraire à suivre pour mener à bien une activité
Mode calculatrice - Dépenses vs. Revenus
Mode communication - Les bons mots à utiliser pour garder ses contacts.
Une ton...

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Guide pratique à l'intention des artistes en arts visuels

Ce Guide pratique propose une foule d’informations qui aideront les artistes qui débutent à se familiariser avec la profession d’artiste et le milieu québécois des arts visuels, ses rouages, ses lo...

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Contrats types

Voici un Aide-mémoire pour vous aider lorsque vous négociez votre contrat avec un diffuseur. Au Québec, tout contrat entre l’artiste et le diffuseur doit obligatoirement être consigné par écrit. Ce...

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Les arts visuels dans les communautés francophones vivant en milieu minoritaire

L’Étude sur les arts visuels dans les communautés francophones vivant en milieu minoritaire a été commandée par un Groupe de travail formé il y a deux ans pour réfléchir à la situation particuli...

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Planification de la relève

Trousse de planification de la relève à l'intention des organisation à but non lucratif.

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