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Understanding grassroots arts groups and practices in communities

Hilary Ramsden, Jane Milling and Robin Simpson

in Community Groups in Context

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2017 | ISBN: 9781447327776
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9781447327806 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.003.0009
Understanding grassroots arts groups and practices in communities

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This chapter builds on ideas and findings from research conducted to consider the distinctive elements of grassroots arts activities in communities. It highlights the current critical framing of grassroots arts activities and identifies the range of claims made around the impacts of informal arts participation, particularly concerning individual and social well-being, social cohesion and place-making. The authors suggest future directions for research in the field to develop a broader understanding of the experiences and practices of grassroots activities and their role in communities.

Keywords: community; arts; amateur; grassroots; voluntary; well being; social cohesion

Chapter.  7655 words. 

Subjects: Organizations

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