New Resource Guide on Artistic-Community Collaborations 

The Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation of Newfoundland and Labrador has released a document entitled “Enriching Communities: A Resource Guide for Artist-Community Collaborations.” We hope it will be of interest to dancers who want to pursue these kinds of projects and help access funding!

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Is your community or organization interested in working with an artist in the development of a creative project? Are you an artist with a creative idea that you think would be a perfect fit in a community? If so, there are things you need to know prior to beginning your collaboration that will ensure a successful partnership that benefits both parties.

This resource guide is intended to provide direction to communities and artists in the development of creative collaborative projects. The guide contains information on:
· mutual benefits to the community and the artist;
· different types of collaborations;
· how to lay the groundwork for success;
· general information on copyright issues;
· guidance on contracts and licensing agreements; and
· useful resources for further information

All successful partnerships are based on understanding, communication, and a clearly written agreement or contract that establishes each party’s rights and expectations. There are many examples of how collaborations have enriched the lives of communities and artists in this province. This guide is a recommended first step to building your own successful partnership.