Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change features illustrative articles describing the creative arts in research and practice within neighbourhoods, villages, and cities for community and cultural change. In these times of desperate need and ongoing unrest internationally, this collection—featuring leaders across disciplines—is a valuable source of information as well as a call for creative new approaches in contemporary research leading to action and change.
The articles in this book will be of special interest to university based educators; artists and researchers; facilitators; practitioners; educators in the social sciences; social work and social justice professionals; activists and community change agents; heritage, cultural, and urban planners; healthcare professionals and public health educators; fundraisers and many others. Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change is a research book that provides firsthand insights into evolving and participatory processes unique to the CAIP, as well as a wealth of information and examples for relevant in-depth dialogue and debate.
About the authors
Cheryl L. McLean is an independent scholar and the founder, executive editor and publisher of The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice (IJCAIP). She has also edited the collections Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice and Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change, and she has taught the course Creative Responses to Death and Bereavement at Western University. A leading contributor to the field of the creative arts in interdisciplinary research, Ms. McLean has presented keynotes and workshops across North America and has special research interests in ethnodrama and health.
Educator, author, artist, and keynote speaker Robert Kelly is a recognized leader in the fields of Collaborative Creativity, Creative Development, design thinking for innovation, and transformational educational practice. He is academic coordinator of the Collaborative Creativity and Design Thinking for Innovation graduate program in the Werklund School of Education, and an associate professor at the University of Calgary. Robert has been an invited visiting scholar and keynote speaker at several postsecondary institutions for his work in the field of collaborative creativity.
Other titles by Cheryl L. McLean
Other titles by Robert Kelly
Collaborative Creativity Idea Book for Educators
Activities, Tactics and Strategies for Building a Collaborative Culture of Creativity
Educating for Creative Development, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Transforming Education through Design Thinking, Innovation, and Invention
Educating for Creativity
A Global Conversation
Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice
Inquiries for Hope and Change
Creative Expression, Creative Education
Creativity as a Primary Rationale for Education