Arts Approach

community engagement becomes CREATIVE collaboration

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Tools for Engagement

Tools from Arts Approach and colleagues in the field that can help you deeply engage with your audiences and visitors and build programs that engage participants creatively.

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There are many ways to partner with Arts Approach, including project management, consulting, and the popular Arts Approach Jump Start Program.



Creative engagement begins with listening and observation, investing time and energy, and finding overlapping goals with artists and partners. My approach blends my background in theatre and social work in a strengths-based model emphasizing the values of inquiry, facilitation, perspective, and agency. It often intersects with mental health and wellbeing, of both the individual and the communities in which we live.

Arts Approach works with many different populations to facilitate a creative process that results in a publicly shared artistic product. Artists and community leaders work as artistic collaborators, each focused on their particular strengths and directed toward common goals.

Arts Approach facilitates conversations within organizations about how to engage in community based work, helps manage community partnerships, and works with many different ensembles to create performances with a social mission.

Recent Publications and Presentations:

American for the Arts Conference 2018: Supporting the Mental Health of Artists Working with Vulnerable Populations

Senior Citizens Acting Up at This Stage of Life

War of the Worlds: Walking Out the Door, a strategy for engaging community partners.

Howlround: Invitation to Interpret, engaging new audiences for experimental performance

Specialties: Mental health (narrative therapy, Motivational Interviewing), program development, group facilitation, audience experience and front of house, storytelling and theatrical performance, partnership matchmaking and design.


Onstage SENIORS Ensemble 

Documentary theater ensemble of senior citizens, with McCarter Theatre Center


Check out the results from our research on the 2017 individualized game played by 58 Philadelphians who considered mortality or what brings meaning to their life.


“If you want to engage audience and community in ways that are personal, creative, thoughtful, empathetic and dynamic, you want Liz Green! Liz has a great capacity for listening, which enables her to understand what a project particularly needs and to craft a specific approach. She responds quickly, works tirelessly and combines the persistence of a grass-roots organizer with the sensitivity of a diplomat. Her passion for creating full and equitable access to the arts distinguishes her work. Liz always impresses with what she achieves. I seek her out to work with whenever I can.”



"Liz is an exemplary non-profit professional committed to and passionate about effecting positive community transformation through the arts. She demonstrates compassion, empathy and perspective in addition to being a leader in her field. She listens and observes intently in order to make the most informed decisions with and alongside communities in which she works."