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Community Arts in West Sydney

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In the last 25 years or so, evaluation has become the new mantra
of funding bodies, community organisations, and it seems,
any organisation providing any kind of service. Increasingly,
organisations are becoming eager to demonstrate the impact
of their work and to improve their organisational performance,
partly in response to requirements by their funders for greater
accountability.

 

Gateways: Intl Journal of Community Research & Engagement
Vol 5 (2012): 35–55
Christina Ho, University of Technology, Sydney

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polis: Street Art for Redevelopment in Miami

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Wynwood has become the epicenter of Miami’s artistic rebirth... artistic interventions foster community and make the streets safer and more attractive. While the use of art as a force of urban revitalization is not new, the case ...

 


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Arts Care21 conference: Rich in research, and a great Belfast Bash ...

Arts Care21 conference: Rich in research, and a great Belfast Bash ... | art & health | Scoop.it

Raw et al, (2012) 'A hole in the heart: Confronting the drive for evidence-based impact research in arts and health' in Arts & Health:

Abstract

The field of arts and health, and associated academic discussion, is beset by a number of interlinked challenges which make it vulnerable to academic dismissal or, at best, poor visibility. One of these is a preoccupation with developing an evidence base of impact. This is compounded by resistance to definitions, disagreement over what constitutes appropriate evidence of success, and inadequate consideration of the mechanisms of arts and health practice, as opposed to outcomes. We argue that increased attention should be paid to the description, analysis and theorising of the practice itself as the basis upon which the findings of impact studies can be understood and accepted. A literature review identifies some important emerging themes in community arts and health practice, and some lacunae in need of further investigation. We conclude that an interdisciplinary theoretical framework for the practice could make a valuable contribution to the academic status of the field.


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