Cultural Policy

February 3, 2013 by admin
The following is an expanded version of my essay “Creative Placemaking and the Politics of Belonging and Dis-belonging,” first published on the Arts in a Changing America website. I’ve been asked to prepare it for the GIA Reader audience and to reflect further on the topic of belonging as it relates to my work as a public funder. Read More...
February 3, 2013 by admin
In May 2012 I was invited to speak at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts’ Cultural Summit 2012, which took place at the school in September. The school is on Deer Isle, part of the coastal archipelago that stitches Maine to the Atlantic Ocean, and that also includes Vinalhaven Island, my family’s home. This article is adapted from my speech. Download:    “Only Connect the Prose and the Passion” (12 Mb) Read More...
October 1, 2012 by admin
Edited by Doug Borwick. 2012, 372 pages, ArtsEngaged, Winston-Salem, NC Read More...
October 1, 2012 by admin
Since the Ford Foundation’s institutional stabilization programs of the 1960s, arts funders have explored and implemented initiatives intended to promote the sustainability of arts organizations. Funding approaches, programs, and special terminology have been developed in support of the arts’ economic and social contributions to society. Artists and arts organizations are evaluated on the basis of their fiscal prudence and community contributions as well as artistic merit. Read More...
September 4, 2012 by admin
This original work of theater, commissioned by Grantmakers in the Arts for the 58th Council on Foundations Conference, was presented at conference plenary sessions, Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1, 2007. Directed by KJ Sanchez and written by KJ Sanchez, Emily Ackerman, Aysan Çelik, Darrick Clayton, Michael Place, and Amy Kim Waschke. Read More...
August 29, 2012 by admin
Download:    Autopsy of an Orchestra (12.7Mb) Grantmakers in the Arts and Melanie Beene are pleased to provide this republished digital edition of the seminal report, Autopsy of an Orchestra. Read More...
August 10, 2012 by admin
50 pages, July 2012. Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77019-1800, (713) 527-9330. http://www.houstonartsalliance.com. Download:    The Creative Economy of Houston (1.4Mb) Read More...
June 21, 2012 by admin
Funders, arts administrators, and other people trying their hand at creative placemaking (artists and more unlikely suspects) find their way to me. Because I coauthored Creative Placemaking, the 2010 white paper for the NEA’s Mayors’ Institute on City Design, I’m an authority, yet folks get through to me with a cold call or email, instead of waiting for an announced webinar from the National Endowment for the Arts or ArtPlace or trying to read between the lines of application guidelines. Read More...
June 21, 2012 by admin
This article is a reprinting of a blog originally posted on HowlRound. See that post at http://www.howlround.com/nourishing-the-commons-rethinking-intellectual-property-by-isaac-butler/. Read More...
June 21, 2012 by admin
He sat less than two feet away, with just the bare table between us. Everything seemed to be going well. We were talking about the value of creativity and innovation in education, commerce, and culture, and how incorporating creativity principles into curriculum development would improve school culture across his district. There were fervent nods of agreement, as we seemed unified in our conviction of the importance of creativity in developing twenty-first-century learning skills. Read More...