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March 24, 7:40-7:50PM ET

Art has often been overlooked as fuel for development. Considered as either decoration or a collectible luxury, art has been narrowly understood as a product of culture rather than as the dynamic process of making. If culture means only a legacy of shared sites and beliefs that bond communities, the bridging capacity is forfeited. Making new artistic projects can bridge diverse communities and foster social capital through the development of skills and collaboration.

The Certificate in Arts and Policy is designed to enhance the capacity of city* governments to design and implement high-impact projects through the power of participatory arts. The Certificate is based on evidence that coordination across municipal functions and incorporation of broad-based participation in the arts can drive community impact in areas ranging from climate change, to public health, immigration, transportation, and education.

Each of these challenges is complex or “wicked,” meaning that each is transversal rather than delimited to an area. One challenge engages all the others: security, education, environment, public health, employment, integration of immigrants are all interdependent. Programs that address these and other challenges facing local governments must then recognize and leverage that interdependence in order to be effective. Like the global Sustainable Development Goals identified by the UN, city-centered goals require coordination among the range of particular areas.

This session is part of our community voting. Six session will have the chance to win a programme slot at our live festival in Berlin on 2 June 2022. Vote for your favourite session here: https://creativebureaucracy.org/voting/



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