Collaboration and Community Building in Contemporary Art

An ongoing international network project with focus on collaborative art projects in rural communities in Japan and Denmark. We engage with scholars, artists, activists, and local residents in order to study and support the impact of contemporary art in local communities.

The Collaboration and Community Building in Contemporary Art (CCCA) network is committed to studying socially engaged art in a globalized world. We take Japan and Denmark as comparative examples, since the two countries share issues of cultural and social concern: how to revitalise rural areas that are subject to depopulation and aging communities. The network includes scholars, artists and activists from other geographical areas in order to broaden the scope of knowledge and experience in the global field.

The network investigates current trends of using contemporary art for collaboration and community building in rural areas in Japan and Denmark. We participate in local contemporary art festival and triennales to map out the levels and structures of participation, and conduct qualitative research to examine participant’s involvement. We engage local residents, artists, scholars, activists, curators, educators, and cultural managers in a series of workshops and research stays as a means to exchange knowledge and experience of art in site specific and local communities and to situate local activities in a global and transcultural context.

Participants include scholars, students, artists, activist, curators, educators and cultural managers and others with an interest in the study and/or practice of collaboration and community-building in contemporary art. How can artists, scholars, activists, curators, educators, and cultural managers exchange the experiences and outcomes of socially engaged art movements across borders?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supported by

Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (2018-2019)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Alumni Club Denmark Activity Seminar (2017)

BRIDGE Fellowship (2022)

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