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Art in Other Places Artists at Work in America's Community and Social Institutions

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ISBN-10: 0275940543

ISBN-13: 9780275940546

Edition: 1992

Authors: William Cleveland, Page Smith

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During the past 15 years, artists have established a remarkable record of innovation and success in institutional settings. Their work with hospital patients, prisoners, the elderly, the disabled, the mentally ill, and others has shown that the arts can have a significant positive impact on the lives of these people. This book recounts the histories of 22 institutional and community arts programs across the country pioneering this approach through activities such as creative writing and the performing and visual arts. Consisting largely of first-hand accounts, the book demonstrates how the creative processes have been used to address and solve some of society's most pressing problems.…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Arts Extension Service
Publication date: 3/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

William Cleveland is the founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Art and Community.Established in 1991, CSA&C works to build new working relationships between the arts and the broader community. Mr. Cleveland's 25 year history, producing arts programs in cultural, educational and community also includes his leadership of the Walker Art Center's Education and Community Programs Department, California's Arts-In-Corrections Program and the California State Summer School for the Arts. His book Art in Other Places chronicles 22 model programs developed by artists and community development service providers in 17 American communities.In 1991 Mr. Cleveland joined with a group of…    

Foreword
Introduction The Elderly Inside Other Places
The Nursing Home Setting
Conversations with the Elders
Dancers of the Third Age
Susan Perlstein Elders Share the Arts Prisons Inside Other Places
"Inside" Geese Theater
America's National Prison Theater Company
Jailin' and Writin' in Texas Arts-In-Corrections
Art from California Prisons People with Disabilities Inside Other Places
Programs for the
Developmentally Disable
Other Voices-Other Solutions CLIMB Theater Company
Theater-in-Reverse The Short Centers
"My Name Is Pat and I'm an Artist" People with Mental Illness Inside Other Places
Mental Health Facilities Imagination Workshop
Disciplining the Imagination
Strange Apples Art Programming in the California Department of Mental Health The Adventures of a Do-Gooder at DMH Hospitals Inside Other Places
America's Health Care System Duke University Hospital Cultural Services
A Hospital Art Community Hospital Audiences Incorporated
The Healing Role of the Arts Art That Heals
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Youth at
Risk Inside Other Places
Youth in Placement
The CityKids Empire Artsreach Ensemble
Inside Out at the California Youth Authority Young Saints
"Didn't It Rain" Community Inside Other Places
In Search of Community
SPARC--The Social and Public Arts Resource Center Brandywine Workshop
Printmaking and the Streets TheaterWorkers Project
Steelworkers Speak Rebecca Rice
Building Bridges Directory of Programs
Index