This workbook provides guidance on how to develop community-engaged arts projects, along with resources, references and funding sources to help get such projects off the ground. It also offers a variety of examples of artist-led projects that have taken place across the province.
What is the return on Ontario’s investment in the arts? Remarkable public value. Remarkable public impact. View the Vital Arts, Vital Communities brochure to see key statistics about the value of the arts in Ontario.
Framing Community – A Community-Engaged Art Workbook provides guidance on how to develop projects and points to resources, references and funding sources and offers examples of recent artist-led projects in the province. It is the new version of an earlier workbook, Another Vital Link, published in 1998. Community-engaged artist, educator and consultant Maggie Hutcheson was commissioned to look at how the practice, its principles and processes have evolved in Ontario over the past 20 years.
The Ontario Arts Council has commissioned a video called Indigenous Arts Protocols. This video addresses cultural appropriation and highlights how Indigenous arts protocols can guide artistic practices and ensure respect for Indigenous peoples and Indigenous knowledge.