Making the Case for Arts-Based Community Engagement
The Arts brings life to our communities. It sparks joy. It teaches. It connects. It asks us to see things differently. But so often when the arts are used in community engagement activities it feels like an add-on, a sidebar. So how can the arts be integrated as the main event? What barriers or myths do we need to break down? Do we truly understand the benefits of an arts-based approach in order to advocate for it?
Join us as we hear from two artists, Hiba Abdallah and Chris Pandolfi, who specialize in community-engaged art. Hiba and Chris will share inspiring examples from their practice and together we will explore:
What do arts-based practices offer that is unique from traditional community engagement?
What are the barriers? What is needed to expand arts-based engagement practices?
What advice do you have for community changemakers who want to integrate the arts with changemaking?
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Speakers: Hiba Abdallah, Christopher Pandolfi, and Lisa Attygalle