For this annual edition of Inside Arts magazine’s “Knowledge Issue,” I was invited to serve as a guest curator. My contribution (p. 32) referenced new research into arts integration conducted by the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) with associated commentary about its value for arts presenters and educators.
Arts and Community Change: Exploring Cultural Development Policies, Practices and Dilemmas addresses the growing number of communities adopting arts and culture-based development methods to influence social change. Providing community workers and planners with strategies to develop arts policy that enriches communities and their residents, this collection critically examines the central tensions and complexities in arts policy, paying attention to issues of gentrification and stratification.
I authored chapter two–“Rivers and Bridges: Theater in Regional Planning”–with Robert H. Leonard, which focuses on the Building Home project (2010-2013) in southwest Virginia.