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Community arts

Community arts , also known as “dialogical art”, “community-based” or “community-based art,” refers to artistic activity based on a community setting. Works from this genre of interaction and dialogue with the community. Professionals often collaborates with people who are not engaged in the arts. The term was defined in the late-1960s and spawned a movement which grew in the United States , Canada , the Netherlands , the United Kingdom , Ireland , and Australia . In Scandinavia, the term “community art” means more often contemporary art project.

Often community art is based on economically deprived areas, with a community-oriented, grassroots approach. Of……………………………….. These communal artistic processes act as a catalyst to trigger events or changes within a community or even at a national or international level.

In English-speaking countries, community art is often seen in the work of the community arts center . Visual arts ( fine art , video, new media art ), music, and theater are common mediums in community art centers. Many arts companies in the UK do some community-based work, which typically involves the participation of non-professional members of local communities.

Community art and public art

The term “community art” refers to the field of community, neighborhood and public art practices with roots in social justice and popular and informal education methods. In the art world, community art means a particular art making practice, emphasizing community involvement and collaboration. Community art is most often used to create artists / s with artists. This is a growing national, international, regional and local field. Recently created by the city of New Brunswick, the city of New Brunswick, the city of New Brunswick, the city of New Brunswick.

Forms of Collaborative Practices

Models of community-arts can vary with three forms of collaborative practices emerging from among the sets of common practices. In the artist-driven model, artists are seen as catalysts for social change through the social commentary addressed in their works. A muralist whose work elicits and sustains political dialogue would be a practitioner of this model. In the second model, artists engage with community groups to facilitate specialized forms of art creation, often with the goal of presenting the work in a larger audience. In the process-driven or dialogic model, artists may engage with a group in order to facilitate an artistic process. The use of an artistic processsocial circus ) for problem-solving, therapeutic, group-empowerment or strategic planning purposes may result in artistic works that are not intended for public presentation. [1] In the second and third models, the authors who collaborate on the artistic creation can not define themselves as artists of the art world.

Due to its roots in social justice and collaborative, community-based nature, art for social change can be considered a form of cultural democracy. [2] Often, the processes (or the works produced by these processes).

In Canada, the field of community-based arts and technology. The resultant partnerships have enabled these collaborative communities to address systemic issues in health, education, and empowerment for indigenous, immigrant, LGBT and youth communities. [3] A similar social innovation trend has appeared where business development associations are co-produced cultural festivals or events.

As the field diversifies and practices are adopted by various organizations from multiple disciplines, ethics and safety have become a concern to practitioners. [1] As a result, Opportunities for cross-disciplinary training in art for social change practices-have grown dans le related field of arts education .

Online community art

A community can be seen in many ways, it can refer to different kind of groups. There are also virtual communities or online communities. Internet art has many different forms, but often there is some kind of community that is created for a project or is an effect of an art project.

Community Theater

Community theater is made by, with, and for a community-it can refer to theater that is made by that is addressed to a particular community. Community theaters range in size from small groups to large and small businesses with well-equipped facilities of their own. Many community theaters are successful, non-profit businesses with broad active membership and, often, a full-time professional staff. Community theater is often devised and can draw on popular theatrical forms, such as carnival , circus , andparades , plus performances modes from commercial theater. Community theater is understood to contribute to the social capital of a community, to develop the skills, community spirit, and artistic sensibilities of those who participate, whether or not producers or audience-members.

Key artists

  • Jerri Allyn
  • Judith F. Baca
  • Josef Beuys
  • JR (artist)
  • Harrell Fletcher
  • Adrian Piper
  • Suzanne Lacy
  • Mierle Laderman Ukeles
  • Helen Crummy
  • Ruth Howard
  • Kerryn Knight
  • Alan Lyddiard
  • Royston Maldoom

Community art space

  • Woofer Ten (Hong Kong)

See also

  • Artivism
  • Art for Social Change
  • Arts district
  • Arts center
  • Citizen media
  • Community media
  • Community radio
  • Environmental sculpture
  • Festival
  • Art installation
  • Wall
  • net.art
  • Not-for-profit arts organization
  • Participatory art
  • Public art
  • Site-specific art
  • Social center
  • Starving artist
  • Street art


  1. Jump up^ “What is Art for Social Change? | Art for Social Change” . icasc.ca . Retrieved 2016-12-08 .
  2. Jump up^ Melucci, Alberto; Avritzer, Leonardo (2000-12-01). “Complexity, cultural pluralism and democracy: collective action in the public space” . Social Science Information . 39 (4): 507-527. doi : 10.1177 / 053901800039004001 . ISSN  0539-0184 .
  3. Jump up^ http://icasc.ca/sites/default/files/resource_attachments/stateoftheart_en.pdf