To advocate and prepare for community engagement
ArtsEngaged provides the following services:
"It caused me to look at things in a new way." "It made me rethink some of the programs my organization produces and why." ". . . gave important perspective." "It made me think differently about what we are doing and how we are doing it." "Thanks for a great session."
Jennifer Armstrong, Illinois Arts Council; Scarlett Swerdlow, Arts Alliance Illinois (workshop organizers):
The enthusiasm for these workshops was tremendous. We were happily surprised by the thoughtful and strategic responses in the days following. The topic really seemed to spark several ‘ah-ha’ moments with our participants and stirred up ideas for specific actions steps they needed to take to be more effective in their role.
"Everyone deserves a way to reflect their culture. When Doug Borwick said that early in his presentation, I resolved to do more to engage our minority population in Arts Council programming."
"Doug's presentation places "art" BETWEEN the arts organization and the larger community---so that art is a means of exchange between the two entities, rather than a product or commodity that the arts organization holds in its possession."
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Thanks again for helping to begin a conversation about greater community engagement here in Illinois. We have already been inspired by the initial impact and continuing ripple. We look forward to engaging with you further!
Jennifer Armstrong Director, Community Arts Development Programs/llinois Arts Council
Scarlett Swerdlow Advocacy and Communications Director/Arts Alliance Illinois
Doug was wonderful communicating with faculty and student arts managers alike. Looking forward to future conversations and collaborations!
Dr. Ursula Kuhar
Sweet Briar College
What is the content of the community engagement preparation we provide?