2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

EARED 6117 Theory and Practice in Community Arts: Ideas Into Action

In this course, we will examine the historical and contemporary theoretical frameworks that have shaped community arts in a wide span of artistic disciplines. Why has the community arts movement taken hold in the United States of America and across the international spectrum? Research proves that the arts bolster economic development, serve as connectors between neighborhoods and cultural/ethnic groups, and revitalize (physically and emotionally) urban and rural places. To achieve these dynamic possibilities, we must know how to turn ideas into action by gaining crucial skills in arts administration, audience development, and project development.