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

  1. Found: 13-24 of 57 entries
  2. Participation in arts and culture: The importance of community venues
    2003 - USA

    "Investments by public agencies and private foundations in arts and cultural activities at community venues can strengthen both the community institutions that host the events and the arts and...

  3. Immigrant participatory arts: An insight into community-building in Silicon Valley
    2004 - USA

    Participatory community arts are one of the strongest channels that immigrants have for self-assertion as authoritative adults, teachers of their children, and allies to their new friends and...

  4. People’s Perceptions of Parks and Recreation
    2004 - USA

    When people perceive that the parks and playgrounds in their communities contribute to their health and well being, and when they are perceived as making a positive contribution to their quality of...

  5. The built environment and collective efficacy
    2006 - Canada

    This study suggests that there is an association between features of the environment and perceptions of neighborhood social functioning that may indirectly influence health outcomes. Therefore,...

    2002 - England

    "The most compelling evidence of impact of museums, archives and libraries was found to be in the areas of personal development, such as:
    • Acquisition of skills;
    • Trying new experiences;

  7. Reggae to Rachmaninoff: How and why people participate in arts and culture
    2002 - USA

    Five factors merit the attention of arts and cultural leaders because they suggest new participation building strategies:

    1. Social and family connections lead to engagement in arts and culture...

  8. Choreographing community sustainability: The importance of cultural planning to community viability
    2007 - Canada

    Culture is equal to the environment, economic, and social sectors in contributing to community sustainability, and all four dimensions of sustainability should be integrated in government planning...

  9. From Creative Economy to Creative Society
    2008 - USA

    Community arts researchers have found direct connections between culture and revitalization. In a study of ten Chicago neighborhoods, social networks were identified as a key mechanism by which...

  10. Culture and recreation : links to well-being
    2004 - Canada

    Recreation and play are particularly important for healthy childhood development − promoting the acquisition of motor skills, social skills and creativity, and the development of cognitive...

  11. The role of arts in placemaking
    2003 - USA

    The arts play a vital role in serving as a change agent within communities by organizing cultural resources to increase community awareness of a variety of issues. Functioning as communities of...

  12. Studies of the use of wilderness for personal growth, therapy, education, and leadership development
    1995 - USA

    In 1995, the University of Idaho findings tend to support the notion that : ” participation in wilderness experience programs results in positive benefits, such as enhanced self esteem and sense of...

  13. Introduction: The social effects of culture
    2006 - Canada

    Arts and heritage participation enhances social understanding, promotes identity formation, modifies values, builds social cohesion, and fosters community development and civic participation.

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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