New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development (Paperback)
An essential textbook about how communities develop themselves through collaborative creative arts.
About the Author
One of the best-known writers on community cultural development, Arlene Goldbard's books and essays have been widely published in the U.S. and other English-speaking countries, She has consulted with most of the leading practitioners and funders in the field, working on cultural policy, artistic production and distribution, and project planning and evaluation.
Praise for New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development…
"It is an impressive feat that Goldbard achieves in this book, giving the reader such an appreciation and understanding of this concept that one is left wondering why community cultural development isn’t something that is an essential part of all our lives. Goldbard equates it with with universal education and the provision of emergency health care. After reading the passionate and convincing arguements laid out by Goldbard, it is hard to disagree."
- Leszek Apouchtine, re:place magazine
"Arlene Goldbard is one of those writers who not only writes about culture - she lives culture. She manages both to persuade us about her research but also convince us about the importance of community cultural development, which is why her latest book should be read not only by those interested in community cultural development but moreover by those who still need to learn and understand why is it so important."
- Culturelink Network
"Goldbard gathers [remarkable stories] to show how arts projects can restore the spirit and animate the hopes of struggling communities. But more than just inspiring us, she offers a wealth of details about how this work is conceived and carried out, which is invaluable to anyone wanting to see something similar happen in their own town or neighborhood."
- Jay Walljasper, PUBLIC ART REVIEW, VOL. 19 NO. 2, ISSUE 38