Building Community Identity and Pride

The arts have been instrumental in facilitating social cohesion, bringing tourism to unlikely places, fostering a sense of belonging, and preserving collective memory.

Click below for the PDF version of Building Community Identity and Pride section of Making the Case, as well as Profiles.

Profile researchers/writers of profiles:
Claire Dimond-Gibson, Elise Finnigan, Katie Warfield and Steven R. Dang, with additions by Creative City Network members and friends.

Background Photo Credit:
Fernwood, Victoria, BC
  • Building Community Identity and Pride [PDF]
  • Celebrating Community: Kitchener's Festival of Neighbourhoods
  • Community Pride through Public Art: The Nanaimo Banner Festival
  • Art We Awesome: The Queensborough Middle School Woodcarving Mural
  • Building Community through Celebration: Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
  • Artistic Opportunity and Community Development: Community Walls/Community Voices
  • Vancouver's Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Procession: An evolving tradition
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