Social benefits: The arts and post-crisis recovery and resettlement

Volume 18 No 8 / January 15, 202015 January 2020

In this issue: A focus on the post-crisis role of the arts and culture, including a literature review on arts-based programs for refugee resettlement in Canada, an international framework for culture in city reconstruction and recovery, a report on the arts and post-disaster recovery in New Zealand, and an international report on displaced artists.


The role of culture and the arts as a framework and tool for settlement

Arts Research Monitor

Arguing that we should not draw “hard boundaries between ‘settlement’ and the ‘arts’ – as settlement itself is a creative process”, this report examines how the arts and culture contribute to refugee resettlement in Canada. Based on findings from a l… View this resource

Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery

Arts Research Monitor

Based on “a thorough analysis of case studies from different regions of the world and historical periods”, this report examines the importance of culture in post-disaster reconstruction and recovery and elaborates a framework that “mainstreams” cultu… View this resource

Gauging the Impacts of Post-Disaster Arts and Culture Initiatives in Christchurch

Arts Research Monitor

This literature review examines the “post-disaster creative and artistic programmes in Christchurch (New Zealand) with respect to how they have impacted social, cultural, health and economic wellbeing in the community” following the 2010 and 2011 ear… View this resource

Artists, Displacement, and Belonging

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a literature review and interviews with government agencies, grantees, and displaced artists, this report examines the situation of artists displaced through natural disasters or conflict. Case studies in the report highlight programs that h… View this resource

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