Beginner's Guide to Community-based Arts

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New Village Press, 2005 - Art - 171 pages

Ten transformative local arts projects come alive in this illustrated training manual for youth leaders and teachers. This energetic guidebook demonstrates the enormous power of art in grass-roots social change. It presents proven models of community-based arts programs, plus techniques, discussion questions, and plentiful resources.

Writer Mat Schwarzman directs the Crossroads Center at Xavier University, which trains youth leaders nationwide in community-based arts activism. He holds a PhD in transformative learning.

Graphic storyteller Keith Knight is an award-winning cartoonist, rapper, and hip-hop musician with two nationally syndicated comic strips.

 

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Contents

Comadres Mujer Artes San Antonio
72
FEEDBACK
101
Talk Back Tory Read Denver
103
Town Hall In Cyberspace Picture Projects New York City Internet
117
TEACHING
131
Jessies Story Young AspirationsYoung Artists New Orleans
133
BAGGAGE CLAIM
147
RESOURCES 151 Trailblazers
151
Artist Profiles
153
Links to the Field
158
CRAFT Activities Table
159
Sample CRAFT Program Design
160
CREDITS
163
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
165
BIOS
167
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Mat Schwarzman directs the Crossroads Center in New Orleans that trains youth leaders nationwide in community-based arts activism. He holds a Ph.D in Transformative Learning from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He was founder of the East Bay Institute for Urban Arts in Oakland, an arts-based youth development program and chair of the Arts & Social Change Program at New College of California. Keith Knight is an award-winning cartoonist & rapper. His two nationally-syndicated comic strips, "The K Chronicles" and "(th)ink." have appeared in publications worldwide, including Salon.com, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, and the Funny Times. He has released five books and his band, the Marginal Prophets, won a 2004 California Music Award for their semi-conscious hip-hop album, "Bohemian Rap CD"Author

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