Research Report Magnetizing Neighborhoods through Amateur Arts Performance
D. Garth Taylor
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There is a significant correlation between the amount of amateur, informal arts activity in neighborhoods and neighborhood stability and/or improvement. This correlation is evidence of magnetization - an increase in the desirability, commitment, social integration, and quality of life in a community area. Arts create shared experience, they encourage intergenerational activity and make public spaces enjoyable, among other effects. For those reasons, components of comprehensive community development should include space for amateur and semi-professional activity.
Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Tags Arts and culture
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center