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Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities

Kathleen Van Buren and Brian Shrag

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190878276
eISBN:
9780190878313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878276.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities provides a groundbreaking model for arts advocacy. Drawing upon methods and theories from disciplines such as ethnomusicology, ... More


Analyze Genres and Events

Brian Schrag and Kathleen J. Van Buren

in Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190878276
eISBN:
9780190878313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878276.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Step 4, the bulk of the Guide, comprises three parts: Part A, “Describe the Event and Its Genre(s) as a Whole”; Part B, “Explore the Event’s Genre(s) through Artistic Domain Categories”; and Part C, ... More


Foundations

Brian Schrag and Kathleen J. Van Buren

in Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190878276
eISBN:
9780190878313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878276.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This section provides the foundation for the remainder of the Guide. It addresses key concepts and questions: “a better life”; what is “good”; artistic vitality and endangerment; what are the arts; ... More


Meet a Community and Its Arts

Brian Schrag and Kathleen J. Van Buren

in Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190878276
eISBN:
9780190878313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878276.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Step 1 guides readers through the discovery and description of a community and its arts. It helps readers think about what a community is; choose a community and start a Community Arts Profile; begin ... More


Specify Goals for a Better Life

Brian Schrag and Kathleen J. Van Buren

in Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190878276
eISBN:
9780190878313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878276.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Step 2 describes three broad categories of possible goals for community arts programs: identity and sustainability; health and well-being; and human rights. Following a critical discussion of these ... More


Connect Goals to Genres

Brian Schrag and Kathleen J. Van Buren

in Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190878276
eISBN:
9780190878313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878276.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Step 3 follows Step 2, in which community members choose a goal for artistic programs. Step 3 provides guidance for choosing the desired effects of arts programs; choosing the content of arts ... More


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