CAIP Research Series News
Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change Editor Cheryl McLean, Publisher, International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Associate Editor Robert Kelly, Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Calgary, is the second text in the groundbreaking Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice (CAIP) Research Series published by Detselig Temeron Press. Building on the fundamentals of Book 1, the inaugural text, Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change, Book 2 in the CAIP Research Series, Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change is a contemporary and topical collection of illustrative articles about the creative arts in research, action and practice for community and cultural change.
The text features informative and thought provoking articles describing applications of the creative arts in research within neighborhoods, villages and cities integrated in distinctive ways to help investigate, explore, articulate and communicate research findings while working actively within and beyond borders to foster change. In this action oriented collection, creative arts and community based, participatory approaches are featured as well as other methodologies. Taking a global perspective, the book explores in detail the creative arts in projects fostering peace and bridging communities as well as discussing applications of the creative arts in many forms addressing critical health issues for improved quality of life
Articles raise questions and mobilize by example pointing to alternative forms of discovery and resolution through community action that challenges stereotypes of race, gender and identity. At a time of desperate need and ongoing unrest internationally, this important contemporary research text is a valuable source of information as well as a call for creative new approaches in contemporary research leading to meaningful action. Creative Arts for Community and Cultural Change provides first hand insights into evolving processes unique to the creative arts in research and interdisciplinary practice as well as a wealth of information and examples for in class review and highly relevant in-depth dialogue and debate.