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Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327776

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.001.0001

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Understanding grassroots arts groups and practices in communities

Understanding grassroots arts groups and practices in communities

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(p.155) Eight Understanding grassroots arts groups and practices in communities
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Community Groups in Context
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Hilary Ramsden

Jane Milling

Robin Simpson

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.003.0009

This chapter builds on ideas and findings from research conducted to consider the distinctive elements of grassroots arts activities in communities. It highlights the current critical framing of grassroots arts activities and identifies the range of claims made around the impacts of informal arts participation, particularly concerning individual and social well-being, social cohesion and place-making. The authors suggest future directions for research in the field to develop a broader understanding of the experiences and practices of grassroots activities and their role in communities.

Keywords:   community, arts, amateur, grassroots, voluntary, well being, social cohesion

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