Arts & Culture

Arts and culture today must mean more than wine and cheese -- and must increasingly engage a diverse range of people and communities. Civic reflection is one approach to the arts and humanities that can help transform programs at museums, libraries, arts organizations, and state humanities councils into participatory and engaged discussions that bridge the gap between the arts and humanities, and civic life.

CIVIC REFLECTION FOR ARTS AND CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS
CIVIC REFLECTION FOR ARTS AND CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS

Arts Organizations

Arts organizations use civic reflection as a way to bridge the gap between art and civic issues, communities, and public life.

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Museums & Libraries

No longer mere repositories of books and information, libraries and museums are becoming hubs of civic engagement and “community living rooms” – places where people come together to discuss the issues affecting their communities and the world.

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State Humanities Councils

The Center for Civic Reflection has worked with state humanities councils across the country to explore and refine the practice of civic reflection, train facilitators and guide programming around this practice, and, ultimately, continue exploring how to put the humanities into practice.

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What People Are Saying

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Dialogue, reflection, and creative exchange are truly necessary for transformation, engagement, and personal and social change. CCR’s partnership with the Neighborhood Writing Alliance has demonstrated the value in this important work, creating opportunities for public discussion and community building.

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--Rachael Hudak

Program Director, Neighborhood Writing Alliance

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Civic reflection at its best is infused with this spirit of critical generosity. It is a process that acknowledges that we need one another to unmask prejudices that inform our beliefs and also to share our inspirations.

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--Lisa Lee

Director, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

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This series has caused me to think about how my values and beliefs influence my perspective on public issues.

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--New Hampshire State Legislator

New Hampshire Humanities Council Conversation Series

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