Keyword: cohesion

Pursuing social cohesion via the arts in rural communities

This research was conducted by Hanne Otte at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Summary

This paper examined arts engagement in the Netherlands, particularly in the rural province of Drenthe. Through a series of interviews and surveys it arrived at two main findings. The first finding was a correlation between experiencing ‘confirmative …

Using the arts to help social cohesion

This research was conducted by Dahyun Lee at Ohio State University, USA

Summary

This paper describes what happened in Columbus Ohio during the Guernica Peace Mural Programme in July 2010. The GPMP brought together 18 US graduate students and approximately 20 Somali children over five days to create a piece of …

By | 26 April 2014 |

The arts help people form diverse friendship groups

This research was conducted by Mike Owen Benediktsson at Hunter College, CUNY, USA

Summary

The paper explores the degree to which people with high levels of arts engagement form ethnically diverse friendship networks. The paper presents the results of a study that analysed data from a survey of college students in …

By | 5 December 2013 |