Are you doing important change work using processes of participatory art making in your community/s?
The time to ADVOCATE for your work in community-engaged art for social change (ASC) is NOW!
Contact your MP and ask to talk about ASC!
After 6 years of researching community-engaged art for social change (ASC) in Canada, the International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC) released our policy recommendations report in April, 2018. Our research strongly identifies that, outside of those communities directly impacted by and involved in ASC work, there is a general lack of recognition and understanding of the sector in Canada, especially at the federal level. This lack of recognition persists despite our global reputation as pioneers in the field. Even though municipal, provincial, and foundation funders are recognizing its impact and increasing support for the sector, unfortunately, innovative and creative ASC work is overlooked and underutilized in the creation and implementation of federal policies and programs.
It is widely understood in our community-engaged art for social change (ASC) sector that awareness, understanding and advocacy are desperately needed and immediately necessary!
Working with Global Public Affairs, ICASC and the ASC! research project are pleased to share a very useful, comprehensive and informative MP Toolkit for your advocacy work.
It is designed as the companion "action" piece to our ASC Policy Recommendations report.
Please feel free to adapt it to advocate at all levels of government!