In making art or doing community service, there are common elements such as examining a subject and its context; responding and taking action because of that examination; and involving others in the same experience of examining and responding. Of course, there are differences, as well. Not all artistic endeavors intend for obvious community benefits, nor do all community service activities include artistic qualities or pursuits. However, for those who are working in the overlapping areas between art and community service, there is a need to learn more. The AC3=∞ (IN SHORT, AC3) PROJECT attempts to address this need.
Krueger, Sam Quan, "Be Part of the Equation: A User's Guide on Arts in Community Service" (1999). Guides. 17.