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Primarily focused on engaging a community or a group of people, community arts projects (CAP)’s involve a variety of media and often function as a way to facilitate a dialogue within a group of people. Many of these projects are created and envisioned in partnership with professional artists.

There are many variations of how community arts and cultural development works are planned, developed, and shared, and as such, there is no one model. What is at the core of this practice, however, is the collaboration between professional artists and communities to create art.

CAP’s programs have gained enthusiastic support from students, teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and local businesses.

Target Audience
  • Adult citizens
  • Children 7-12
  • Families
  • Teenagers

You can do it with all those groups, but we did it with professionals from different fields like public engagement or the cultural and creative sector.



  • Community arts projects offer children and adults an opportunity to create art and build self-esteem, some are a means to revitalize disenfranchised communities, and offer people a place to express themselves through a visual means.
  • Activities ought to embrace the active emotional and aesthetic elements of each community and strive to assert the role of activities of artistic excellence in contributing to its vibrancy and well-being.
  • Try to collaborate with local businesses, as this helps to create connections with the community.
  • It enriches community spaces with creative works.


  • Developing an art-making space that is affordable and easily available to the community.
  • Use, whenever possible, donated and recycled materials and equipment.
  • Develop a program for making community art, as well as personal art-making.

The following is vital to the health and happiness of individuals and of society:

  • Real face to face interactions, not just virtual (when safe to do so)
  • The making and experience of creative artwork
  • The sharing of resources, for forming bonds within the community, and lightening our impact on the environment.


  •, Australia’s leading arts, and social change organisation
  • Creative NZ (New Zealand) governed by the Arts Council
  • Village Art Room