Free online courses for SEA: 

Introduction to Socially Engaged Arts. An open online course (MOOC)  provides an overview of socially engaged arts (SEA). Participants will become familiar with SEA practices and gain an understanding of arts-based processes and practical work, as well as their possible application in different contexts and organisations. The course combines SEA, people-centred design, application of arts-based methods, expert videos and practical exercises. 8 lessons, totalling 108 hours. Source: https://www.amassmooc.com/

Online training for Artistic activism by The center for Artistic activism. Practical guidance on everything from learning from history to how to use cultural theory and cognitive science to create artistic activism that works. Source: https://c4aa.org/webinars

ART of the MOOC: Public Art and Pedagogy. Students of this course may try their hand at their own public art interventions, or simply focus on learning from the theory of public practice and its recent history.  Source: https://www.coursera.org/learn/public-art-pedagogy

Toolkits for planning and completing SEA projects: 

Social practice toolkit
 [SEA] by Creative Frame (online). Guidance on planning, managing and completing SEA projects:  Link: https://www.socialpracticetoolkit.com/where-to-begin

Arts & Planners Toolkit, MAPC Arts & Culture Team, 2022 . Resources, examples: (online) Link: https://artsandplanning.mapc.org/socially-engaged-art/#overview

Conducting participatory arts projects: A practical toolkit by Vella & Pulè, 2021 (pdf). How to plan, organise, document and evaluate participatory arts projects in different contexts https://lauda.ulapland.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/64525/COND%20PART%20ARTS%20PROJ%20TOOLKIT%202-20%20link%200.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Civic Arts by Frasz & Sidford, Helicon Collaborative, 2017. Examples and resources (online) https://www.civicarts.org/resources-30/mapping-the-landscape-of-socially-engaged-artistic-practice 

The Center for Artistic Activism  Resources for artists and activists for social change(online) https://c4aa.org/resources

Documentation of a SEA project A worksheet provides explanatory text to take you through the prompts step-by-step and leaves you with full documentation of your process." Accessed via https://c4aa.org/assessment-toolset

Assessment toolset: a comprehensive set of more than 50 questions to help you reflect upon Goals, Audiences, Ethics, Intervention, Metrics, Evaluation, and Iteration. Perfect for adapting to your own needs. (also available in Spanish and French from C4AA webpage) Accessed here: https://c4aa.org/assessment-toolset


Database of artistic activism: Actipedia an open-access, user-generated database of creative activism. https://actipedia.org/

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