Arts Organizations

​Arts organizations use civic reflection as a way to bridge the gap between art and civic issues, communities, and public life. Whether using a photograph or painting as an object for reflective discussion or using a written piece to explore how to engage new audiences through the arts, civic reflection can be a powerful tool for building dialogue into current arts programming and examining questions at the heart of arts organizations today.


  • Enhanced facilitation skills that enable arts organization staff members to lead reflective discussions with colleagues or community members

  • Opportunity to use art as a tool for reflective discussion (i.e. using Jamie Wyeth’s painting, Kalounna in Frogtown, to get community members talking about what it means to be an outsider)

  • Relationship-building among boards, staff, and community members -- a way to engage staff both internally and externally

View impact case studies that detail CCR's work with arts organizations.

What People Are Saying


I will take away the idea that life... is extremely complex. Every side has important points to make and it is important to listen to one another... Being American doesn't just mean being born here.


--Discussion Participant

New Hampshire Humanities Council Conversation Series


CCR brings a remarkable level of thoughtfulness and honesty to everything they do. Their input helped to raise the bar on the content and messaging for the "What's Your Calling?" Campaign and it was a pleasure to collaborate with them.


--Danny Alpert

Executive Director of the Kindling Group, Director of "The Calling"


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.


--Rachael Hudak

Program Director, Neighborhood Writing Alliance