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.


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