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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 research 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 first hand 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Cheryl L. McLean

Part I: Community Action and Education through Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice
1. Participatory theatre for change: Road testing cultural adaptations, Jan Selman, Shaniff Esmail, Jane Heather, and Brenda Munro
2. Re/searching for clean water: Artists, community workers and engineers in partnership for positive community change, B. Stephen Carpenter II, Oscar Munoz, Marissa Munoz, Cory Arcak, Angela Cornelius, and Bryan Boulanger
3. Artists, action, and circles of change: Raising awareness about community water issues, Jill B. Jacoby
Voices for Change — Art for social change: A call for partnerships, Judith Marcuse with Richard Marcuse
4. Weaving provocations for social change: The International Fiber Collaborative, Courtney Weida with Jennifer Marsh
Voices for Change — Socio-drama topography (SDT) as a participatory method with youth in South Africa, Stephen Sillett, Jennifer Jimenez, and Muriah Umoquit
5. Art and murals with First Nations on reserve youth in Saskatchewan: Transferring knowledge and enhancing potential for health, Sandra Bassendowski and Pammla Petrucka
Voices for Change — Participatory video and collective creative action: Raising awareness about racism, education, and democracy through video making, Kwung-Hwa Yang

Part II: Images for Witness and Community Action in Disability and Health Situating a Performative Research Practice for Action
6. Discussing three evocative performances for change: Travelling, Handle with Care?, and FAT, Pam Patterson
Voices for Change — Territories of the breast: A woman's cancer journey, a call for human rights, Sonia Baez Hernandez
7. Mixed blessings: Using zines in research to help express young women's experiences of depression, Paula Cameron
Voices for Change — A community of culture for creative expression: The influence of place for artists with disabilities, Denise Reid and Ellen Anderson

Part III: Arts Exploring Immigrant Experience and Cultural Identities
8. The city of Richgate: A/r/tography and multiplicity of movement in nature, culture, and public pedagogy, Valerie Triggs, Rita L. Irwin, Ruth Beer, Stephanie Springgay, Kit Grauer, and Gu Xiong
9. The art migrant lives, bicultural identity, and the arts: The African cultural memory youth arts festival in Western Australia, Peter Mbago Wakholi and Peter Wright
Voices for Change — Images of home in Officer, Australia: A sound-based community cultural development research project, Dean Merlino and Michelle Duffy
10. House very strong, "I think we were happy here": Six families, one house, and the life of an arts-based research project, Heather McLeod
Voices for Change — The transparency of waiting...: Women as asylum seekers, transferring immigration experience through artmaking, Julia Byers
11. Saber para la gente (knowledge for the people): Using storytelling and participatory theatre in a Latino immigrant community to raise awareness and help address health disparities, Carolina Gonzalez Schlenker and Gloria E. Sarto

Part IV: Human Stories from the Outside In for Community and Cultural Change
12. Four poems for four lives: A study of four ex-prisoners through poetic inquiry, Liz Day and John J. Guiney Yallop
13. Being a good psychologist in an Indian world...: Using narrative, story, and poetry to express the changing role of the psychologist in cross-cultural settings, Todd Jeffrey Sojonky
Voices for Change — Research for Aboriginal women and community change through video, music, and song, Colleen Dell
14. Unspoken truths, women, mothers, addiction: Art as narrative and finding our way, Mary Harber
15. Photovoice with sex workers for community awareness, empowerment, and resistance, Moshoula Capous-Desyllas

Cheryl L. McLean

Cheryl L. McLean is an independent scholar and publisher of The International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice (IJCAIP). A leading contributor to the field of the creative arts in interdisciplinary research, she has been a keynote speaker, lecturer and workshop facilitator at conferences and events across North America.

Robert Kelly

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.