Topic 4 Benefits of community involvement

Community involvement can provide a sense of community identity and agency, which connects community members with one another. It can leverage arts and culture organisations as stable community institutions, contributing to neighborhood identity, bringing jobs, and attracting patrons who support area culture.

The benefits of community involvement are:

  • Involving in early stages;
  • Determining local needs;
  • Identifying risks and resources;
  • Forming the vision;
  • Acquiring support;
  • Encouraging collaboration;
  • Strengthening communities;
  • Creates ownership;
  • The value of process itself.

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