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5 ways to help people feel more connected to their local community

Research confirms: Arts & culture can help strengthen our sense of belonging to each other and to our communities.

https://www.municipalworld.com/feature-story/building-culture-belonging/

The following five recommendations highlight ways for municipalities to to help people of all backgrounds feel more connected:

1. Strengthen public policy, planning, and funding

2. Support high-quality arts experiences

3. Offer participatory arts programs

4. Use the city as a stage

5. Open arts facilities to the community