1. James Doeser and Melissa Nisbett. King’s College London. “The Art of Soft Power: A study of cultural diplomacy at the UN Office in Geneva.” 2017. United Kingdom.
This enquiry explores how art and culture are deployed by diplomats to influence the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of others in the negotiations that take place at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).
2. Chrissie Tiller. Creative People and Places. “Power Up.” 2017. United Kingdom.
A think piece on mapping cultural patterns and uncovering the role of cultural in all citizens’ lives, from high culture and “ordinary,” everyday culture.
3. Christopher Walker and Anne Gadwa Nicodemus. Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). “Arts, Culture, and Community Outcomes: What Four LISC Projects Accomplished.” 2017. United States.
Commissioned by LISC, this report uses programs in four cities to analyze what arts and culture add to community development efforts, particularly insights to how these programs had an impact on economic and social change.
4. Thomas H. Sander and Kathleen Lowney. Harvard University. “Social Capital Building Toolkit.” 2006. United States.
A central challenge for those desiring more local social capital is how to build it. The goal of this Toolkit is to briefly describe the social capital concept and its dimensions, and then outline and illustrate some effective ways to build social capital among individuals and groups.
5. J.A. Dewald. Open Buffalo. “Social Justice and the Arts: Arts Organizations Partnering with their Communities to Advance Social Justice.” 2015. United States.
This document is designed to provide a concise but representative sampling of the many arts programs, projects, networks, and individuals involved in creative, progressive change in their diverse communities.