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MMM796 - Managing Arts in Community Settings

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

A Kershaw

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


Community based arts are a valuable tool for building strong communities and creating art works that are authentic and distinctive. There is also growing interest in the use of participatory art processes to enable new and dynamic relationships between artists and their audiences.


This unit addresses the knowledge and skills needed to engage diverse communities in arts projects, and manage community creative processes. The unit focuses on the design and management of art projects that enable collaborative and participatory processes. Topics include: the role of artists and facilitators; venues and facilities for community based arts; public art; arts based social enterprises; developing art strategies and policies; and evaluating community based art projects. The unit examines community based arts from the context of arts organisations, government and the community sector.


Written Assignment 1 2000-2500 words 40%

Written Assignment 2 4500-5000 words 50%

Written Assignment 3 1000 words 10%

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