WL ARTS 103
Arts in Community
Description: Lecture, four hours. Introduction to theoretical and practical understanding of field of community arts by and for multiple publics. Review of relevant issues in field and exploration of roles of artists and arts organizations in struggles for social change, representation, and community building. Through national and international examples, exploration of art works that emphasize participation of citizens in community-based and culturally relevant performance, art, and exhibition. Examination of processes of creative thinking, community involvement, collaborative enterprise, research, and education in community arts. Letter grading.