Course `Social Impact in and through the Arts`

The training course `Social Impact in and through the Arts` is an educational resource for those interested to work for building stronger communities and bring about a social change. It will be particularly useful for trainees with little or negligible background in arts and social impact activities. However, artists and practitioners with more substantial knowledge about the arts and creative industries can also benefit from the course by expanding the breadth and depth of their knowledge and subsequently incorporate social impact issues into their practice. For the second category of users, additional readings are of particular value.

The course is designed to address in depth specific issues and topics. For convenience, these are organized in 3 modules, each consisting several sub-modules. 

Module 1: Introduction to arts and Creative Industries 

•T. 1.1: UNDERSTANDING THE ARTS AND CREATIVE SECTORS, THEIR ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT, TRENDS AND CHALLENGES
•T.1.2. (COMMUNICATION) ELEMENTS OF THE ARTS

Module 2: Social innovations in and through the arts 

•T. 2.1: USING THE ARTS TO ACHIEVE SOCIAL IMPACT 
•T. 2.2. SOCIAL INNOVATIONS IN THE ARTS

Module 3: Developing a Model or Framework for Change

 •T. 3.1: ARTISTS AS ROLE MODELS AND AMBASSADORS FOR SHAPING CULTURAL AND SOCIAL VALUES

•T. 3.2. EQUITABLE, SUSTAINABLE, COMMUNITY ENGAGED ART PRACTICE AND STRATEGIES FOR ENACTING IT 

•T.3.3. MUTUAL SUPPORT, MENTORSHIP, LEARNING AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT BETWEEN ARTISTS AND PARTICIPANTS

•T.3.4. ADVOCACY, AWARENESS RAISING AND COMMUNITY BASED PROJECTS IN THE ARTS AND CREATIVE SECTORS

•T.3.5. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE CREATIVE SECTOR

For more information on the learning objectives of the course or its modules, as well as for instructions on how to use the course, please refer to the complementary Methodological guidelines