A Restless Art: Read This Book

Arlene Goldbard writes that if you are an artist, funder, organizer, or simply interested in learning from a community arts practitioner who is also a brilliant and accessible scholar, download or buy A Restless Art by Francois Matarasso, who argues that participatory art has become normal, widespread, and in fact a watershed in the history of the arts.

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What Was I Thinking?

Arlene Goldbard shares a story of how, more than twenty years ago, after drawing or painting nearly every day from the time she could hold a crayon, she stopped making visual art.

The Positive Power of Thinking The Unthinkable

Arlene Goldbard writes that the danger is real. Answering it requires accepting the hard truth that our challenge isn't more persuasive messaging to convert the few now dismantling democracy for profit. It's to accept their choice and invest ourselves in gathering the many who love freedom and justice.