“Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.” - Civic Responsibility and Higher Education (2000), edited by Thomas Ehrlich
Through creating and experiencing the arts, participants can explore social and political issues and their various associated viewpoints. The arts can inspire individuals and groups to make informed political decisions, to create and support causes, and to take action in their communities.
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