Creative arts and resilient communities

Afolabi, Taiwo, Shercliff, Emma and Speight, Elaine orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-5275-9092 (2024) Creative arts and resilient communities. Intellect.

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This editorial serves to outline key themes emerging through the articles presented in this volume. As we all navigate conflicts and challenges of various proportions, the question of resilience-building is of particular interest to socially engaged creative practitioners. Working in diverse geographical and virtual locations across the fields of theatre, textile craft, curatorial practices and cultural leadership, authors here explore these themes through their work with communities: art as a practice of cultural leadership points us towards social cohesion; engagement with art strengthens attachment to place uprooted by ecological disaster; imaginative and creative practices, whether material or performative, force us to consider marginalized forms of knowledge and expertise.

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