This week, the Creative Community Builders Bookshelf presents New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development by Arlene Goldbard.
At Miranda’s Hearth, our mission is to build a community through creativity that is approachable, affordable, and accessible. In her central work, Arlene Goldbard describes exactly how to do this and why it’s important. The book covers everything from specific examples of community cultural development to the broader theories behind the work, creating a valuable handbook for creative community builders.
“Community cultural developement” describes the work of the artist-organizer and other community members collaborating to express identity, concerns and aspirations through the arts and communications media. It is a process that simultaneously builds individual mastery and collective cultural capacity while contributing to positive social change.”
Intrigued? Let us know what you think of the book at one of our upcoming Hearth Community Nights! Every Monday from 7-9 at Canopy City, 14 Tyler Street, Somerville.