As we get ready to roll out our provincial advocacy campaign, it seems like a good time to point you to some important research being released by the Creative City Network of Canada (CCNC). The CCNC has partnered with the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) to develop a project on cultural development in rural communities.
The research was directed by Dr. Nancy Duxbury and Heather Campbell at the Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities at Simon Fraser University, with contributions from three international collaborators:
• Australia – Kim Dunphy, Program Manager, Cultural Development Network, Melbourne • United States – Dr. Patrick Overton, Director, Front Porch Institute, Oregon • Europe – Dr. Lidia Varbanova, Laboratory for European Cultural Cooperation, Amsterdam; and the Centre for Intercultural and Social Development, Montréal
Developing and Revitalizing Rural Communities Through Arts and Culture: Summary Overview (PDF, 344 KB, 12 pages)
Developing and Revitalizing Rural Communities Through Arts and Creativity: An International Literature Review and Inventory of Resources Document (PDF, 6.5 MB, 210 pages)
Developing and Revitalizing Rural Communities Through Arts and Creativity: Annotated Bibliography Document (PDF, 2.1 MB, 73 pages)