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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: OPENING RELATIONAL AND DIALOGICAL SPACE IN ARTS ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH COMMUNITY OUTREACH [electronic resource]

by Lenz, Elsa.

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Arts organizations are moving toward a more open space through community outreach programs. This space allows for art-focused dialogue to occur that facilitates interaction between people. This dialogue then opens the door for new relationships to transpire. The move toward dialogical and relational space in arts organizations is based on demographic, economic, and ideological changes in arts fields that reflect a growing opportunity for democratization through the arts. This study utilizes a website and mission statement review, survey responses, and a case study to explore how arts organizations (including museums, arts centers, artists' communities, arts councils, and art and craft schools) are serving community needs by creating a relational and dialogical space within and outside of their walls.
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School:The University of Arizona

School Location:USA - Arizona

Source Type:Master's Thesis

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