Journal article

Learning about ourselves from others: Transformation of artists' identities through community-based arts practice

M Selkrig

International Journal of Lifelong Education | Published : 2011

Abstract

Community-based arts projects can act as powerful learning opportunities in a variety of lifelong and life wide contexts. Many of these projects involve artists, who usually undertake a leading role to ensure that some type of transformation takes place for those involved. The impact on the leaders-in this case the artists-is difficult to identify, even if they have been involved in several community-based arts projects. In this paper I provide insights drawn from my doctoral thesis. There I explored the cumulative impact on artists who work on community-based arts projects, what transformations and learning occurred for them as a result of working on these projects, and how those experience..

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