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Use or Ornament

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USE OR ORNAMENT?
The social impact of participation in the arts
 There is no reason for thinking  That, if you give a chance for people to think or live, The arts of thought or life will suffer and become rougher, And not return more than you could ever give
Louis MacNeice,
Autumn Journal
, 1939
François Matarasso1997
 
USE OR ORNAMENT?
FOREWORDIVSUMMARYVI1INTRODUCTION1
1.1Its only rock nroll but11.2The structure of the report3
2THE RESEARCH7
2.1Introduction72.2The case studies82.3Additional research112.4The research themes12
3PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT14
3.1Introduction143.2Increasing confidence143.3Enriching social lives163.4Finding a voice173.5educational benefits183.6Skill-building and employment22
4SOCIAL COHESION26
4.1Introduction264.2Bringing people together264.3Community links284.4Intergenerational contact324.5Crime, fear and offending33
5COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT AND SELF-DETERMINATION37
5.1Introduction375.2Building organisational capacity375.3Support for local projects395.4Community involvement in regeneration405.5Empowerment44
6LOCAL IMAGE AND IDENTITY47
6.1Introduction476.2Strengthening a sense of place476.3Identity and culture516.4The city seen from within53
 
7IMAGINATION AND VISION56
7.1Introduction567.2Developing creativity567.3Positive risk-taking597.4Vision62
8HEALTH AND WELL-BEING64
8.1Introduction648.2Health benefits648.3Enjoyment67
9COUNTERWEIGHT68
9.1Introduction689.2Fallibility689.3The cost of change70
10CONCLUSIONS74
10.1The social impact of participation in the arts7410.2Participation and citizenship7610.3Could it be done without art?7710.4Use or ornament?8010.5An environment for social arts programmes8110.6Next steps84
APPENDICESThe economic impact of participatory arts86Research methodology and assessment88Participantsquestionnaire results94Acknowledgements96Select bibliography97
Use or Ornament?The Social Impact of Participation in the Arts
First published 1997Reprinted with minor corrections 1998; reprinted 2000,First published in electronic form 2003Comedia, The Round, Bournes Green, Stroud, Glos GL6 7NLISBN 1 873667 57 4© 1997 François MatarassoAll rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system ortransmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording orotherwise without the prior written permission of the publisher. The right of François Matarasso tobe identified as the author of this work is hereby asserted in accordance with the Copyright, De-signs and Patents Act 1988

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