Community Based Arts Education Who designed it? Kristin G. Congdon Doug Blandy Paul E. Bolin Discussed further by J. Ulbricht What is Community Based Arts Education? “The history of community-based art education and community arts is often associated with children, youth, and adults coming together in formal and informal cultural organizations. These places can serve as spaces for public discourse about art and other issues of mutual concern.” –Kristin G. Congdon Informal Teaching Organized Community Teaching Outreach Ethnography Public Art Jaume Plensa, Crown Fountain, 2004 Alfredo Jaar, Infinite Cell, 2004 http://www.art21.org/videos/short-alfredojaar-gramsci-pasolini “Odessa is a progressive, community-based arts organization that works to support emerging artists. Our mission is to enhance the cultural experience of the Memphis community by providing forwardthinking emerging artists with a connection to other progressive and supportive open environments. Currently, Odessa is seeking nonprofit status and working on independent projects outside of its ‘white-walls’ comfort zone.” http://www.odessamemphis.org/ Our Mission Building community through heritage-based arts experiences Our Vision A place where the arts connect and transform people, helping all feel good about themselves and others. Our Values • • • • • • • • • We believe The arts have the power to: instill pride make youth smarter inspire action help heal the sick curb youth delinquency improve neighborhoods create jobs promote harmony and appreciation of diversity illuminate and help meet today's challenges, creatively In celebrating and nurturing the cultural heritage of Black because of its: – – – – – http://www.memphisblackartsalliance.org/inde x.php aesthetic value: beauty, harmony spiritual value: understanding, enlightenment, insight social value: connection with others, a sense of identity historical value: connection with the past symbolic value: objects as repositories or conveyors References Congdon, K. G., Bolin, P. E., & Blandy, D. E. (2001). Histories of CommunityBased Art Education. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association. Congdon, K. G. (2004). Community Art In Action. Worcester, Mass.: Davis Publications. Driskell, C. (2008). Critical Voices in Action: Teaching for Social Justice in Community-based Art Education. Georgia: G. Welch School of Art and Design at Digital Archive. Jaar, A. (n.d.). SHORT: Alfredo Jaar: Gramsci & Pasolini | Art21. Art21. Retrieved July 6, 2012, from http://www.art21.org/videos/short-alfredo-jaar-gramscipasolini Memphis Black Arts Alliance. (n.d.). Memphis Black Arts Alliance. Retrieved July 6, 2012, from http://www.memphisblackartsalliance.org/index.php Odessa Memphis. (n.d.). Odessa Memphis. Retrieved July 6, 2012, from www.odessamemphis.org/ Peter London. (n.d.). Peter London. Retrieved July 2, 2012, from http:// www.peterlondon.us/ Ulbricht, J. (2005). What Is Community-Based Art Education? . Art Education, 58 (2), 6-12. Retrieved July 2, 2012, from the ERIC database.