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How Arts Participation Leads to Civic Engagement
The new U.S. research report Hearts and Minds: The Arts and Civic Engagement (2017, by Nick Rabkin for The Irvine Foundation) finds that arts participation, particularly art-making (more than audience attendance) is strongly related to increased civic engagement. This connection is particularly potent in adolescence. Pages 12-15 in the research report focus on this connection in young people: https://tinyurl.com/yd5mgf9f. A quotation to remember from this research: “People who have built their identities around civic engagement often credit arts experiences as significant to their development.”
Date Published: 1 July 2017