University of Wisconsin–Madison

Creating Change through Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Public Spaces
Collectively, arts and culture enable understanding of the past and envisioning of a shared, more equitable future. In disinvested communities, arts and culture act as tools for equitable development- shaping infrastructure, transportation, access to healthy food, and connecting community identity to the development of a vibrant local economy. In communities of color and low-income communities, arts and culture contribute to strengthening cultural identity, healing trauma, and fostering shared vision for community.

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