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Report shares insights and lessons on two community-arts pilot initiatives

Arts & Culture

In a report for The Kresge Foundation, Ann McQueen and Julia Gittleman examine two pilot initiatives launched at the time of the Great Recession in the U.S.

The foundation’s Arts & Culture Program launched a pair of initiatives – Community Arts and College Arts – as a way to challenge communities to use art and culture as a tool to address broader community issues in underinvested urban neighborhoods.

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Insights and Lessons: Community Arts and College Art

After the completion of the multiyear initiatives, Kresge commissioned a report on the effort.

The qualitative analysis offers lessons about variations on the theme of art-based civic dialogue and community revitalization.

“We hope the report is valuable to other funders and to the field at large,” says Alice Carle, managing director of the Arts & Culture Program.

Download a PDF of the report in the library.