Community art comprises all art activities that open a conversation with the community in which they’re based. Community art often involves a professional artist or arts organisation working in partnership with people who may not usually engage with the arts.
Community art is looked down on by some because it is based on the principle of cultural democracy. Cultural democracy aims to equip a wider section of society with an awareness and appreciation of art. It looks to break down the boundaries between high and low culture in order to make art accessible to everyone.