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About the Centre for Sound Communities:

Mission Statement

The Centre for Sound Communities is an arts-led social innovation lab at Cape Breton University involved in: carrying out research through artistic practices (mainly dance, music, theatre & digital media) as well as standard methods and strategies across a range of disciplines; providing training for students, faculty and community partners; working with communities to develop connections and access resources; and building research teams and networks to meet partners’ needs and solve concrete problems.

The CSC was originally established through funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund (CFI-JELF) and the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program.

The Centre for Sound Communities produces both tangible and intangible research outcomes. These include sound and movement performance pieces, and other creative works; digitized and born-digital artifacts such as audio/visual materials such as CDs, DVDs, and documentary films; as well as publications for both academic and public audiences. The research of Dr. Ostashewski and her research collaborators seeks to expand possibilities for research, both in terms of modalities and methodologies.

Find out about some of the people connected with The Centre for Sound Communities here.