I Art Fox Creek

Building a Stronger Community

Arts and culture make considerable and crucial contributions to the well-being of a community by:

1. Promoting public dialogue

  • Talk and express difficult subjects
  • Raise awareness of important issues
  • Facilitates learning within and between communities

2. Develops creative learning

  • Improves creative thinking abilities in these areas – expression, risk taking and imagination
  • Encourages self-directed learning

3. Creates strong community links

  • Reduces the sense of isolation in rural areas
  • Creates opportunities to make new social contacts
  • Increases positive perceptions of the community

4. Serves to promote community mobilization and activism

  • Captivates groups and cultivates positive values

5. Builds community capacity and leadership

  • Helps people feel better connected, inspired to get involved, and more confident about their abilities to make a difference