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Community Partnerships

Building relationships with local community organizations

Many stakeholders and community partners support ICASP's collaborative research. These partners assist the Improvisation, Community, and Social practice project with archiving, policy development, promotion, funding of musicians and numerous other activities.

Researchers work with community partners to design and implement pilot projects/workshop models that will be used to develop case studies that document the impact of improvisation on communities and participants.

The following is a list of ICASP's formal project partners.

Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.