ERIC Number: ED460868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
A Handbook for Rural Arts Collaborations.
Altman, Mary; Caddy, John
A strong rural arts project should be collaborative. Collaborative projects accommodate diverse needs and agendas, develop non-school project advocates, are sustained by and rely on several sources, and strengthen communities. Because local artists are accessible, have a special commitment to improving education in their communities, and understand community traditions, they should be involved in collaborative art endeavors. This handbook presents models and suggestions for creating collaborative local art education programs. The book's nine chapters each suggest a stage in the creative process. Guide Sheets throughout, summarize useful information. Chapter 1 lays out the organization of the book and provides a brief word glossary. Chapter 2 gives practical suggestions, with examples, about gathering ideas and people together. Chapter 3 indicates a number of ways to gather personal and institutional support and build a project network. Chapter 4 offers suggestions for an effective and inclusive process for planning and management. Chapter 5 explains that outcomes define what will happen as a result of the project. Some outcomes are clearly measurable, others will be harder to assess. Both types are important. Chapter 6 discusses budgeting and financing. Chapter 7 describes nine management procedures which can ensure a "Positive Experience." Chapter 8 deals with the ongoing processes of project management. Chapter 9 focuses on approaches to sharing the success of the project with students, parents, project planners, community members, and the general public. Each chapter concludes with brief recommendations for reading the chapter topic in greater detail. (MM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Artists, Community Programs, Community Resources, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Resources, Program Development, Rural Areas, School Community Relationship
COMPAS, 304 Landmark Center, 75 West Fifth Street, St. Paul, MN 55102 ($7, plus $2 shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul.; National Endowment for the Arts (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Community Programs in the Arts, St. Paul, MN.; Blandin Foundation, Grand Rapids, MN.
Note: A product of the Artists in Minnesota Schools & Communities (AMSC) program, a partnership of COMPAS and the Blandin Foundation; COMPAS Writers & Artists in the Schools (WAITS); and COMPAS Dialogue, a joint project of the Rockefeller Foundation and COMPAS. Also supported by United Arts Fund.