Cultural Policy

October 31, 2003 by admin
Two related sessions at grantmaking conferences last fall addressed important questions concerning the relationship of art, culture, and the environment. In each case, funders sought practical information about creative collaboration and successful cross-sector funding. Whether labeled "arts" or "environment" funders, grantmakers craved creative ways to attract new partners — both individuals and organizations — to their work. Read More...
August 26, 2003 by admin
Richard Rodriquez made these remarks on May 23, 1997 to the Convocation on Providing Public Library Service to California’s 21st Century Population. The California State Library convened the convocation with the goal of creating a vision of public library service in California. Read More...
July 31, 2003 by admin
In a crowded auditorium at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, funders, community activists, and artists gathered in March to listen to a panel discussion on hip-hop activism in the Bay Area. The goal of Constant Elevation: The Rise of Bay Area Hip-Hop Activism was twofold: to inform and educate funders about hip-hop activism and how it fits into foundation support, and to highlight local best practices that use Hip Hop as a framework. Read More...
July 31, 2003 by admin
Economic language and ideas have increasingly found their way into discussions of artistic value and cultural benefit. For better or for worse, the discipline of economics has been the lingua franca of public policy discourse for at least the past fifty years. Sometimes the terms resonate harshly on our ears. How do people in the world of arts and culture answer those who speak this language, who try to value cultural activity in terms of economic multipliers, cost-benefit analysis, quantitative outcome measures and, a current favorite, contingent valuation methodology? Read More...
May 31, 2003 by admin
Federal Support for Historic Preservation Fund on Downward Trajectory In his fiscal year 2004 budget, President Bush proposed $67 million for the Historic Preservation Fund. The Fund is authorized at $150 million, but historically the Congress and Administration have provided in appropriations just one third of the authorized amount. Read More...
May 31, 2003 by admin
September 2002, 292 pages, $24.95, paper. Center for Urban Policy Research, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. 732-932-3133, ext 555, cuprbook@rci.rutgers.edu Read More...
May 31, 2003 by admin
Artadia, formerly known as The ArtCouncil, revolves around visual artists. Chris Vroom founded Artadia on the belief that direct support for artists will make an impact on the development of the nation's cultural heritage. Artadia is constantly searching for new ways to introduce artists to a larger audience. Read More...
July 31, 2002 by admin
June 2002, 368 pages (executive summary, May 2002, 21 pages). The Chicago Center for Arts Policy at Columbia College, 600 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605, 312-344-7985. The executive summary and full report can be downloaded here. Read More...
July 31, 2002 by admin
2002, 108 pages. The McKnight Foundation, 600 TCF Tower, 121 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 612-333-4220. True or false? • The suburbs have never been as homogenized as their reputation suggested • Stereotypes about vapidity and uniformity in suburban communities have been left unchallenged • Suburban arts resources need to expand to meet the needs of growing communities • The need to enhance the livability of suburban communities hasn't been acknowledged as openly as it deserves Read More...
July 31, 2002 by admin
Bush says U.S. will rejoin UNESCO In a speech September 12 to the United Nations General Assembly urging action on Iraq, President Bush announced that the United States would return to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In making the announcement the President said, "This organization has been reformed, and America will participate fully in its mission to advance human rights, tolerance and learning." Read More...