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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. 3 Big Questions
    2005 - Canada

    Cultural activities present opportunities for reinforcing diverse identities, for creating a sense of shared purpose, and for motivating people to become involved thus developing social capital and...

  3. Art and Wellbeing: A Guide to the Connections between Community Cultural Development and Health, Eco
    2004 - Australia

    Direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realizing their policies...

  4. Artists’ Centers: Evolution and Impact on Careers, Neighborhoods and Economies
    2006 - USA

    “Artists’ centers make important contributions to regional economies and to the social, cultural, and commercial lives of their neighbors. “

  5. Arts and culture in medicine and health: A survey research paper
    2005 - Canada

    Arts and culture have important contributions to make to at least seven of the twelve determinants of health defined by Health Canada. Research in the United Kingdom and the United States is...

  6. 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...

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

    Festivals and celebrations are pivotal to community engagement, identity, and cohesiveness. Museums, heritage districts, galleries, performing arts centres, visual arts spaces, libraries, and...

  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. 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. 

  10. Compendium of Research Papers: the International Forum on the Creative Economy [Recueil des Textes:
    2008 - Canada

    Canada’s culture sector, encompassing arts and culture industries, generates a wealth of contributions to Canada’s cultural, social, and economic fabric and contributes to our national...

  11. 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....

  12. 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...

  13. Cultural Arts Education as Community Development: An Innovative Model of Healing and Transformation
    2007 - USA

    In 2007, the Interscience Journal reported on a study that noted:”...the effect of arts and cultural knowledge experienced communally and development of a collective cultural identity. Having...

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