Cultural Policy

November 12, 2009 by Steve
A Native critique of American life, featuring the best of Indian Country Today's editorials and perspectives since 2000. Contemporary Native thinkers and writers meet the dominant issues in both Indian and non-Indian public life head-on in this unique publication. The book is a must-read for anyone who needs a contemporary view of the major issues affecting tribal communities across the country. Available from Indian Country Today. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This report presents key findings from a study of large foundations' giving to Native American causes and concerns. It addresses the real dollar value of grantmaking from 1989-2002, top donors and top recipients, and the general purposes to which grants are targeted. The pamphlet concludes with a discussion of what the data imply (and in particular, what action they ought to motivate) for foundations, Native-serving nonprofits, and tribal governments. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
The story of how the Boston Foundation became the first community foundation to develop and implement policy on exercising its proxy votes on investments to advance its mission. Posted courtesy of Stanford Social Innovation Review Download:    What Works (5.9Mb) Read More...
July 13, 2009 by admin
2009, Americans for the Arts, 21 pages. Americans for the Arts, 1000 Vermont Avenue NW, 6th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005, (202) 371-2830, www.artsusa.org. Download: Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
When presidents and CEOs of foundations try to balance a range of equally justifiable social agendas, where are the arts? Sponsored by GIA, six foundation leaders spent a day and a half together discussing just this topic in the summer of 2008. The relevance of their conversation and the preliminary conclusions they drew are perhaps even more urgent today than they were then, as foundations face increasingly serious questions of priority. Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
In The Place of the Arts in Multi-focus Foundations, Bruce Sievers writes that the rationale for supporting both the arts and the nonprofit sector as a whole is integrally linked to their capacity to advance pluralism, promote voluntary action, accommodate diversity, and champion individual visions of the public good. “Civil society,” Sievers notes, is increasingly the accepted concept to describe this sphere of social action. Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
As we, individually or collectively, set out to make a case for the many ways the arts have relevance in today's world of economic turmoil and change, it's helpful to be clear what we mean by terms like “art,” “culture,” and “industry” and also to understand what the same terms might mean to others. The words we use are telling. Their use has a history that says much about where the work we call “art” resides in our collective lives from one period to the next. Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2008, 33 pages. International Funders for Indigenous Peoples, P.O. Box 1040, Akwesasne, NY, 13655, 518-358-9500, www.internationalfunders.org http://sites.google.com/site/cagcircle/docs/allmyrelationsoct162008.pdf Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2008, 77 pages. Imagining America, 203 Tolley Building, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 13244, 315-443-8590, www.curriculumproject.net http://www.curriculumproject.net/pdfs/08.CP.report.pdf Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2008, 661 pages. Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91320, www.sagepublications.com http://www.uk.sagepub.com/booksProdDesc.nav?prodId=Book230746 This text analyses the dynamic relationship in which culture is part of the process of economic change that in turn changes the conditions of culture. It brings together perspectives from different disciplines to examine such critical issues as: Read More...