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NEW Framework from Animating Democracy!

What makes arts for change work excellent? Aesthetic Perspectives is a new framework to enhance understanding, description, and evaluation of creative work at the intersection of arts and community development, civic engagement, and justice.

What makes arts for change work excellent? Aesthetic Perspectives is a new framework to enhance understanding, description, and evaluation of creative work at the intersection of arts and community development, civic engagement, and justice. Developed by artists and ally funders and evaluators in a lab led by Animating Democracy (a program of Americans for the Arts), Aesthetic Perspectives was created in partnership with the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Arts x Culture x Social Justice Network.

Aesthetic Perspectives features 11 attributes of excellence defined by artists that can be observed across a spectrum of community engaged arts and culture. The framework aims to: elevate aesthetics, address inequity resulting from historical domination of Euro-American aesthetic standards, expand criteria for assessing civically and socially engaged art, and promote deeper appreciation for the rigor required for such work. It includes reflective questions to guide consideration of each attribute, and illuminating examples of arts/culture projects.

Five Companion guides written by peers help Artists, Funders, Evaluators, Educators, and Curators draw upon and adapt aspects of the framework for their work! Dissemination and activation of the framework is supported by Hemera Foundation.

Read more at: http://www.animatingdemocracy.org/aesthetic-perspectives