There have been a host of studies in recent years regarding the powerful connection between the arts and community development. Placebase Productions creates site-specific theatre on the conviction that this connection is real. If you are eager to explore how the arts are energizing untapped potential in small communities here are a few recent studies.
From The University of Oregon about PlaceBase Productions and site-specific theatre
From CreateEquity.com about the impact of PlaceBase Productions on community development.
From Howlround.com about the impact of PlaceBase Productions on community development.
From The Guardian about the power of site-specific theatre.
From the Community Development Journal at Oxford University Press
From the Knight Foundation
From Americans for the Arts’ Institute for Community Development and the Arts
From Urban Institute
From the Huffington Post