Talk Tuesdays
In the fall of 2001, Talk Tuesdays will continue to provide vital opportunities for artists, educators, and organizations to meet and share the experiences that help to shape community art making. These individual stories and perspectives are the essence of our work and we look forward to future dialogues and discussions.

(A Few) Amazing Community Art-Making Programs, Organizations and Publications

Society for the Arts in Healthcare
Based in Washington, DC, this networking and advocacy organization is dedicated to promoting the incorporation of the arts as an integral component of healthcare by demonstrating the role the arts can play in enhancing healing, advocating for the integration of the arts into the operation of healthcare facilities, assisting in the professional development and management of arts programming for healthcare populations, and providing resources and education to healthcare and arts professionals. For more information, look up the web site or write to 1229 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005.

The Community Arts Partnership
The Community Arts Partnership (CAP) began in 1990 as a partnership among California Institute of the Arts, and three community-arts centers: Plaza de la Raza, the Watts Towers Arts Center and the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC). The partners collaboratively designed imaginative, in-depth arts training programs in the areas of theater, jazz, video, instrumental training, and public art aimed at junior-high and high school students. Each after-school and weekend program was designed to provide college-level arts training to young people and further each organization's long-term institutional goals, as well as providing training for CalArts students to teach art in a variety of community settings. CAP has also conducted a national survey of community-based youth arts collaborations for the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund. For more information, look up the web site or e-mail or phone 661.222.2708.

Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development
Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development" is a new publication by Don Adams and Arlene Goldbard tracing the history, methods, values and theories of community cultural-development practice. The report particularly analyzes the effectiveness of such practice as a response to destructive social and economic forces. The Rockefeller Foundation, which commissioned the report, says it is a step in the foundation's tradition of an "assertive humanism" in the arts and humanities in response to contemporary social conditions. Order "Creative Community" free from the Rockefeller Foundation Web site or fax 210-529-1119 (include Job Number 3186)