Community Development/Social Capital

March 2, 2009

Example: StoryLine, Winston-Salem, NC

StoryLine is a storytelling initiative that works to illuminate the rich diversity of voices in the Winston-Salem community and to celebrate our common humanity.  This volunteer-led program uses a mobile recording studio to collect stories from the community. StoryLine believes that listening carefully to the stories of others will help all people to see their similarities and appreciate their differences. StoryLine hopes the sharing of these stories through radio will create a culture of inclusion in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County in which residents throughout the community become more understanding, trusting and respectful of one another.

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StoryLine Bus


Marginalized Populations

March 2, 2009

Example:Winston-Salem Youth Arts Institute, Winston-Salem, NC

(WSYAI), a local nonprofit, brings professional artists together with disenfranchised youth. The mission of WSYAI is to develop youth authors who publish, stage, and film their life experiences so that they can transform their lives, become leaders, and effect change in the world.

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Welcome to the Piedmont Triad Initiative for Community Arts Weblog

June 3, 2008

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THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INITIATIVE FOR COMMUNITY ARTS HAS MOVED AND IS NO LONGER POSTING TO THIS SITE.
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This blog is designed to offer a venue for nonprofits, arts organizations, artists, and local citizens to network about current community arts projects and brainstorm about projects in development. Below we have listed eight categories of social issues under which many community arts projects fall. Please use the blog posts as a way to comment on particular issues, suggest new programs, and converse with organizations who also have a stake in a particular community issue.

We have a separate page of potential organizations who may be interested in participating in a community arts project- be sure to check them out as it may get the wheels turning in your head when you develop new projects.

We also offer a community arts events calendar for those who like to attend or keep up on local events. Please be sure to check out the calendar as it can also serve as a great networking tool.  Thanks and enjoy!

Community arts projects are art-based programs intentionally designed to address community issues.

For more information on PTICA, visit our website.