USA – Immigrant Participatory Arts: An Insight into Community-Building in Silicon Valley, Inquiries into Culture Series – 1678KB (2004)

This report is the result of a six-month reconnaissance of the ways in which Silicon Valley immigrants are building community through participatory arts practices. It finds that immigrant participatory arts offer a new community arts paradigm for our mobile world, a vibrant source of social energy, and a ready means of proceeding in the larger task of community-building amidst diversity. This study identifies key dynamics of immigrants building community through participatory arts in California’s Silicon Valley, specifically Santa Clara County and parts of Alameda County.