Judith Marcuse – Art for Social Change

judithmarcuseWhy Art for Social Change? As society grapples with complex issues, challenges and concerns, the arts are finding their way into education, business, government and many other areas. These arts-based processes help to expand and deepen knowledge, create insight and engagement, change behaviour, and create opportunities for cooperative enterprise.

Throughout the world, an increasing number of artists and social enterprises are working together to facilitate positive social change through art, whether the work explores issues of racism, facilitates conflict-resolution, educates about health and environmental issues, empowers women to assert their human rights, builds resiliency in youth-at-risk, empowers marginalized communities, creates effective public policy, celebrates local histories, or simply provides new opportunities for expression and dialogue.

Art practices are potent tools serving diverse agendas for social change by engaging people with issues and with each other in new, creative ways.
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