Professional Development

Artist-Community Engagement

Build sustainable relationships to organize, finance and execute community-engaged art projects.

• Strategies and practices involved in making and supporting community-engaged artwork of all disciplines
• Managing and clarifying roles and expectations while preseving the integrity of both the work and the relationships made
• Ways to engage a wide range of stakeholders in the process, production, funding and distribution of the work
• Communication skills for working with stakeholders from varying fields outside the art world, including conflict resolution techniques
• Essentials of grassroots fundraising, community partnerships and audience building 
• Understanding contracts, authorship and work for hire
• Case studies from a range of disciplines

• A handbook designed to help outline clear project goals and establish a roadmap for building beneficial community relationships and support
• Personalized feedback and guidance

• Participants present their own work and discuss challanges encountered in producing community-engaged work
• Lectures with case studies, small group activities, and hands-on exercises
• Facilitated by one to two artists with extensive experience in creating community-engaged artwork
• Offered as a half, full-day or weekend workshop
• For a group of up to 20 artists; participants should be artists of any discipline working outside the traditional arts community who already have a community-engaged practice or are planning for such a project

More information, sample agenda and pricing (PDF)

Workshop Variation

A three-hour introduction for artists considering a community-engaged art project or are just starting a project. Participants are guided through a workbook that includes proven methodologies and a series of questions designed to help them clarify their objectives for making community engaged work and get started with their project planning process.


What people are saying


"It was an uplifting day well spent considering and sharing our ideas, our passions. It is not often that I am in a room where deep, true feelings are expressed and supported. You are truly food for my soul and my continued artistic expressions."
– Valerie J. Amor, Workshop Participant, Broward County

“Very helpful especially for current projects I am developing, and thinking of new ways to approach them.” 
– Participant at the Aljira Artist-Community Engagement Workshop

“This was so helpful in terms of tangible skills and knowledge, it was also very empowering and validating to be in a room with so many people who share these ideas.” 
– Participant at the Creative Time Artist-Community Engagement Workshop

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