Departures is KCET's hyper-local web documentary, community engagement tool and digital literacy program about the cultural history of Los Angeles' neighborhoods.

Arts Journalism and the Community

Juan Devis interviews Steve Arroyo.
Juan Devis interviews Steve Arroyo.
How does culture and art become a part of our daily lives?

KCET's own Juan Devis writes on the National Endowment for the Arts blog about the role of the critic and how Departures and The Full Dollar Project aims to provide a platform for community engagement and participation:

    ...the art critic should engage with the idea of access as central to his or her role as a public intellectual. In a new media environment, the critical problem becomes not just one of analysis but also distribution, forcing the critic to create contextual spaces--platforms--where community members can become participants in the re-telling or creation of a story.

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