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Creating Meaningful Dialogue at Arts Events: Getting beyond Q & A, testimonial, art critique, or soapbox oratory!

This great 2-page handout was created for a workshop at NCDD’s 2006 conference called “Inquiring Minds Want to Know: What Do the Arts Have to Do With Dialogue?” Presenters Leah Lamb, Ellen Schneider, and Pam Korza list challenges, offer strategies for effectively engaging audiences in civic dialogue at arts events, provide examples of how dialogue professionals can learn to incorporate art to support their dialogue goals, and more.

Also feel free to download Selected Art and Cultural Resource – a 2-page resource list that was also handed out at this workshop.

Learn much more about the interplay between the arts and civic dialogue at www.AmericanForTheArts.org/AnimatingDemocracy.

Excerpted from Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture: Findings from Animating Democracy by Pam Korza, Barbara Schaffer Bacon, and Andrea Assaf. Washington, D.C.: Americans for the Arts (2005)

Resource Link: www.ncdd.org/exchange/files/docs/DialogueAtArtsEvents.doc

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