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ICASC: Art for Social Change Policy Recommendations

"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 ...

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Exploring coping strategies and mental health support systems among female youth in the Northwest Territories using body mapping

ABSTRACT

"The mental health of young women in the Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada, is a critical public health concern; however, there is a dearth of research that examines how this p...

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Body Mapping as a Youth Sexual Health Intervention and Data Collection Tool

Abstract

"In this article, we describe and evaluate body mapping as (a) an arts-based activity within Fostering Open eXpression Among Youth (FOXY), an educational intervention targeting N...

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ICASC: A Call for Partnerships

"The International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC) calls for partnerships in art for social change work

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Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultura...

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Art for Social Change Resources from ASC! Project Researchers

"This guide was produced to in the lead up to the Art of Changing the World 2017 gathering in Ottawa, Canada. Additional resources will be posted to the ASC! Project Knowledge Sharing section of the h...

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Art for Social Change (ASC) Evaluation Web-based Tool

"Following several years of research and development, drawing on experience from around the world, we are please to share a new online resource to help with the monitoring and evaluation of ASC projec...

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

"Introduction:
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 mea...

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Celebrating Port Hardy through Community Arts

"During the winter of 2011, Judith Marcuse and colleagues from the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC) visited Port Hardy, BC, to work with a local group on ideas for community developm...

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Theoretical Debates Concerning Community Engaged Art

"This list of issues and quotes was generated in discussion with the ASC researchers as well as participants attending The Art of Changing the World Conference, Ottawa, November, 2017, and in synthesi...

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Cirque Hors Piste: Re-Approaching Community Development through the Arts

"This work is a synthesis of research by Dr. Jennifer Beth Spiegel, Research Fellow, Arts for Social Change Partnership, Simon Fraser University and Concordia University. The work is based on two publ...

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Social Circus: The Cultural Politics of Embodying "Social Transformation"

"In the later decades of the 20th century, principles of cultural democracy became prominent in discourses of community art (see Goldbard 2006; Graves 2005) in the hope that this approach could redres...

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Re-approaching community development through the arts: a ‘critical mixed methods’ study of social circus in Quebec

"Community arts projects have long been used in community development. Nevertheless, despite many liberatory tales that have emerged, scholars caution that well-meaning organizations and artists may i...

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