Animating Democracy offers an array of publications, tools, and other resources to learn more about arts-based civic engagement and social change.


Publications from Animating Democracy and other groups including books from Animating Democracy's initial study and early action-based research, case studies providing in-depth analysis of arts and humanities-based civic engagement, and essays and articles exploring different dimension of socially engaged arts work

Available for download and purchase.


NEW PROFILES of artists and cultural and community organizations that foster and support civic engagement and social change through the arts


Bibliographies of books, periodicals, articles and other materials that informed Animating Democracy’s early research and work




Glossary of key terms with definitions based on professional sources and informed by the field, which have served as a reference point for Animating Democracy's work with the understanding that others may define such terms different and that definitions evolve.


Tools for planning, implementing, and evaluating arts for change projects including Animating Democracy's Arts and Civic Engagement Took Kit


Arts, dialogue, civic, and democracy organizations and websites