For community groups, a Curatorial Dream workshop is an excellent tool for exploring collective goals, internal diversity, generational divides, and relationships between history and contemporary concerns. A goal could be to create a pop-up exhibition, to initiate a process of crowd-sourcing artifacts and oral histories, or to create an exhibition proposal for a specific museum or display environment.
A Curatorial Dream workshop can also focus on building trust, knowledge exchange, and communication between community groups, academics, and museum professionals. Participants from different domains work collaboratively, with specific materials — material artifacts, popular visual culture, personal anecdotes and memories, everyday objects — to build imagined exhibtionary moments. The ambience is low-risk and it can generate gems to build on.