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5.06 Arts and culture help people understand their neighbours, community, history, and environment.

  1. Found: 1-12 of 57 entries
  2. Use or Ornament? The Social Impact of Participation in the Arts
    2003 - England

    Participation in the arts has social benefits including personal growth, community development, and social cohesion.

  3. Greenspace and quality of life: a critical literature review
    2008 - Scotland

    Greenspaces provide significant health, social, community and environmental benefits and the literature which reports these benefits is growing.

  4. Our City, Ourselves: A Cultural Landscape Assessment of Kelowna, British Columbia
    2011 - Canada

    Culture is no longer simply a mirror that reflects who we are, but also a tool that can help us achieve the goals of a community.  Whether considering the input, supply, outcome or the three types...

  5. Creating Community: Celebrations, Arts and Wellbeing Within and Across Local Communities
    2006 - Australia

    The arts and other forms of creativity can have diffuse and quite profound social outcomes in the contemporary world. They can generate a deeper sense of place that contextualizes a local sense of...

  6. Indigenous Cultural Festivals: Evaluating Impact on Community Health and Wellbeing
    2010 - Australia

    Whatever scale they operate at, festivals support communities in their efforts to maintain and renew themselves through the celebration of culture. Indigenous festivals are a leading space of...

  7. Using Recreation to Curb Extremism. Sports and recreation have been proven to be effective means of
    2007 - USA

    Recreational sport programs help youth establish peaceful and productive relations with their neighbors,  and can be one of the most dynamic groups in society because sports, being played globally,...

  8. Community Gardens in Upstate New York: Implications for Health Promotion and Community Development
    2000 - USA

    Community gardens provide participants with access to fresh foods and nature, and health benefits. They also help improve individual psychological well being and social relations. 

  9. Leisure and Traditional Culture in First Nations Communities
    1998 - USA

    Leisure provides an avenue for First Nations peoples to learn and play out their traditional lifestyle, thus reestablishing and preserving the traditions of the past. Some of the ‘old ways’ will...

  10. Creating community. Celebrations, arts and wellbeing within and across local communities
    2006 - Australia

    "In all four communities, the most effective local events and activities took account of the specificity’s of place and of the importance of a sense of place for effective community arts practice....

  11. Arts Research Monitor
    2008 - Canada

    Performing arts attendees have positive indicators of social engagement:

    • They volunteer for non‐profit organizations at almost twice the rate of non-attendees
    • They donate money or goods to...

  12. The Health Benefits of Parks: How Parks Help Keep Americans and Their Communities Fit and Healthy
    2006 - USA

    Exposure to nature in parks, gardens, and natural area can improve individual and social health. 

  13. Millennium Dreams: Arts, Culture, and Heritage in the Life of Communities
    2006 - Canada

    This initiative clearly demonstrates "the broad range of activities, both amateur and professional, that come under the rubric of culture; the social and economic value of culture to the life of...

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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