Western Sydney is hot! Community arts and changing perceptions of the West

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dc.contributor.author Ho, C
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 2012, 5 (1), pp. 35 - 55
dc.identifier.issn 1836-3393
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18720
dc.description.abstract This article examines the cultural renaissance of Western Sydney, long considered a crass, working-class cultural wasteland. In the last two decades, the region has experienced a proliferation of new artistic initiatives, and advocates now hail Sydneys West as the true face of multicultural Australias cultural vitality. This article also documents how community arts and development programs have contributed to these shifting perceptions, analysing these contributions in terms of social impact evaluation. It argues that evaluating social impact expands the parameters of conventional evaluation techniques, which typically focus on program-level outputs and outcomes. It presents a case study of a Western Sydney community organisation, Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), which, for 20 years, has delivered community cultural development and professional development programs for Western Sydney artists. Engaging with historically disadvantaged communities, the organisation has specialised in art forms that have resonated with the region, including hip hop, digital storytelling, and filmmaking, and in the process has played a key role in re-imagining Western Sydney as a cutting edge, multicultural hub of creative vibrancy.
dc.publisher ITS ePress
dc.title Western Sydney is hot! Community arts and changing perceptions of the West
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 35 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 55 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Social and Political Change Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1607 Social Work
dc.for 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
dc.personcode 040079
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Urban and Regional Planning en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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