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Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities

Kathleen Van Buren and Brian Shrag


Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities provides a groundbreaking model for arts advocacy. Drawing upon methods and theories from disciplines such as ethnomusicology, anthropology, folklore, community development, and communication studies, the Guide presents an in-depth approach to researching artistic practices within communities and to developing arts-based projects that address locally defined needs. Through clear methodology, case studies from around the world, and sample activities, the Guide helps move readers from arts research to project development to projec ... More

Keywords: arts advocacy, educators, ethnomusicology, project leaders, music, drama, dance, oral verbal arts, visual arts, community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190878276
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190878276.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathleen Van Buren, author
Honorary Resesarch Fellow, Department of Music, University of Sheffield

Brian Shrag, author
International Coordinator, Ethnomusicology & Arts Group, SIL International