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.