Brief Art and Culture in Communities: Systems of Support
Maria Rosario Jackson, Joaquin Herranz, Florence Kabwasa-Green
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Robust cultural participation in any community depends heavily on having an effective system of support--a system that is made up of the contributions and relationships of many different kinds of stakeholders both inside and outside the cultural realm. Despite the centrality of understanding systems of support to people concerned with neighborhood conditions and dynamics as well as cultural vitality, this topic has received little research attention. This brief summarizes what we have learned so far about support systems that operate in communities and the characteristics of those systems most likely to produce opportunities for cultural engagement.
Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Race and equity
Tags Racial and ethnic disparities Arts and culture
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center