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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. Included are case studies, research, and descriptions of the wide variety of artistic, educational, and therapeutic approaches utilized by each of the 22 programs. Also described are many of the financial and political strategies used to build and sustain support for these unlikely endeavors. This work will provide valuable insights for artists, educators, social service providers, and community leaders.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
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 creative leaders from business, government and the arts to establish the Center for the Study of Art and Community. The organization specializes in the development and assessment of arts-based community partnerships, and management support and training for artists, and their community and institutional partners. CSA&C works with artists and arts organizations, schools, human service and criminal justice agencies, local and state government and the business and philanthropic organizations. Recent clients include: Maine Community Foundation, McKnight Foundation, New Music-Theater Ensemble, Arts Council of New Orleans, Indiana Department of Commerce, FamiliesFirst Inc, American Music Center, San Francisco Art Institute, American Composers Forum, Opera America and numerous local and state arts councils.Mr. Cleveland serves on the boards of Partners for Arts Schools and Students, Sarah Elgart Dance Company, Geese Theater Company, Art In the Public Interest, and as a panelist and consultant for the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Cleveland is an advisor for Partners for Livable Communities' the British American Art Association's International Arts and Education Initiative and the Urban Arts Institute. He is also a member of the UCLA Artsreach Advisory Committee, and works as an associate of the Arts Extension Service at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.Mr. Cleveland attended the University of Maryland where he studied Psychology. In 1972 he helped to found the Buckhorn Center, a therapeutic community based in Ontario, Canada. Artistically, he has a 30-year history as a professional musician and songwriter. As a member of various performing groups, he has toured the United States and Canada, and performed on both radio and television. Mr. Cleveland was also a contributing editor of High Performance magazine.

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