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Nov 16, 2018

Public art can make cities beautiful, inviting, inspiring and thought-provoking. It can bind communities together not just in what the art communicates, but in how it is made. Public art can even be controversial because of its content and the fact that government commonly foots the bill. However, what is art if it isn't subversive, even dangerous?

Ben is in Toronto to chat with Calgary actor, writer and public artist Dawn van de Schoot about the meaning, purpose and future of art in the public realm.

About the Guest

Dawn van de Schoot is an actor, writer and public artist from Calgary, Alberta. Her MFA studies centred around the healing qualities of the creative process which led her to the fields of Community Cultural Development and Social Practice, where she uses interdisciplinary arts practice to strengthen community and bring people together in new ways and with new understanding.

For more information about Dawn, visit