Creating Change through Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development: A Policy and Practice Primer

Publication date: 
March, 2017

Policy Link has released their report, “Creating Change through Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development: A Policy and Practice Primer” that highlights both promising and proven practices that demonstrate equity-focused arts and culture policies, strategies, and tools. 

The report describes the role of arts and culture across many sectors: transportation, housing, economic development and financial security, health and food, youth and education, open space and recreation, and technology and information access. Each section offers examples of promising practices that have yielded such outcomes as support for Native artists in reservation-based cultural economies, creation of a citywide cultural plan, engaging low-income youth of color in using digital media, and efforts to address redevelopment, employment, food access, and environmental justice. The report and Executive Summary are available below.