How does the concept of citizenship relate to the arts? Do artistic endeavors have distinctive potentials for nurturing artistic citizenship? What do socio-cultural, political, and environmental engagements offer people worldwide?
In Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis, David Elliott, a professor of music and music education at NYU Steinhardt, and co-authors Marissa Silverman and Wayne Bowman, explore these questions and the complex relationship between ethics, activism, and the arts. The writers focus on the social responsibilities and functions of the artist and analyze the interaction between activism and arts in different artistic mediums.
Readers can also visit Artistic Citizenship‘s online website. The robust site features video clip interviews with scholars and practitioners and information about ongoing initiatives.