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The Community Arts Network (CAN) project promotes information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of community-based arts, that is, art made as a voice and a force within a specific community of place, spirit or tradition. The CAN project was created through a partnership between Art in the Public Interest and The Virginia Tech Department of Theatre Arts' Consortium for the Study of Theatre and Community. API manages the CAN Web site. Please visit to view our ever-expanding library and archive of articles and essays on community art plus an extensive set of links to other resources on the Web.