Person-centered Arts Practices With Communities: A Pedagogical Framework
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A pedagogical framework which aims to guide the practice of artists who work with communities.
This book presents a pedagogical framework which aims to guide the practice of artists who work with communities. The framework is made up of four dimensions that combine knowledge from psychology, philosophy, arts education and anthropology. These four dimensions comprise the social dimension, the personal dimension, the cognitive dimension and the cultural dimension. They are in no way isolated from one another, but are related to each other in a dynamic, interwoven manner, especially when we work with various collectives of individuals through the arts. A practical guide to your practice, this book presents person-centered approaches to proposal writing and the planning of activities based on the needs of the community. It also presents structured approaches to formal and informal evaluation, which can be used as a means of reporting to client institutions, and also as a means for self-reflection towards further artistic growth and fulfilment.