A Canvas of Community: How Artists See Themselves as Community Leaders

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Title A Canvas of Community: How Artists See Themselves as Community Leaders
Creator Troy Gulbrandsen
Subject Artist; community; leaders; leadership; MACL
Description The research question addressed in this thesis is: How do Wasatch Front artists see themselves as community leaders? After exploring the connection between leadership and art, I further researched how four visual artists from the Wasatch Front (a chain of cities from Nephi to Brigham City, Utah) see themselves as community leaders. I conducted this research by interviewing four visual artists associated with the Utah Arts Alliance. In addition to interviewing these artists, I filmed the processes and a project of one of the artists. I then analyzed the interviews and the film through coding and categorization, and then identifying emerging themes. In response to how Wasatch Front artists see themselves as community leaders, I discovered that these four artists do not recognize themselves as community leaders. However, each of the artists displayed qualities and characteristics of effective leaders. In addition, each artist exhibited the qualities and characteristics he used to define a leader. Therefore, I concluded that although these four Wasatch Front artists may not see themselves as community leaders, they have the qualities, characteristics, and potential to strengthen and lead their communities.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2015-04
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2015, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
ARK ark:/87278/s6hh9t6c
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2015-08-21
Date Modified 2015-08-21
ID 1094140
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6hh9t6c
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