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What is Community Art ? September 1, 2008

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Community art, also known as “dialogical art” or “community-based art,” is an art form based in a community setting. Works from this genre can be of any art forms and is characterized by interaction or dialogue with the community.

Often community art is based in deprived areas, with a community oriented, grassroots approach. Members of a local community will come together to express concerns or issues through an artistic process; sometimes this may involve professional artists or actors. These communal artistic processes act as a catalyst to trigger events or changes within a community or even at a national or international level.

How is community art similar to/different from public art?

Through discussions with my peers I have found that the boundaries between public art and community art are blurred. For example the learning circles project could be described as both public and community art.

 

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