North America Country Review

We are delighted to publish the first ever Review of Arts and Homelessness in North America.

With One Voice Chair Cllr Beth Knowles spent 6 weeks researching the sector in USA and Canada in Oct/Nov 2016. She met and interviewed over 60 people in the sector, including arts and homelessness projects, policy-makers, arts organisations, venues, homeless agencies and people with a lived experience of homelessness particularly focussing on Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland (OR), Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, Toronto, Montréal and New York City.

The Review maps the sector for the first time, profiles an array of existing arts/homelessness projects across all genres and establishes the needs, opportunities and challenges for the sector, finally recommending ways of supporting this dynamic and effective yet under-resourced sector.      

The arts and homelessness sector in the majority of countries is fragmented and not well networked so we are conscious that we may have missed projects. We’d like this to be a living document that we can updated regularly so please let us know if you see that there are projects missing.  

The review's recommendations will be taken forward over the coming months - more informtion to follow on our Exchange pages.