Cultural Policy

April 30, 2009 by admin
2003, 208 pages. Cambridge University Press, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10013, 212-924-3900, www.cambridge.org This book brings together two very disparate areas, economics and culture, considering both the economic aspects of cultural activity, and the cultural context of economics and economic behavior. The author discusses how cultural goods are valued in both economic and cultural terms, and introduces the concepts of cultural capital and sustainability. Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2009, 40 pages. Published by the Alliance of Artists Communities, 255 South Main Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903, 401-351-4320, www.artistcommunities.org http://www.artistcommunities.org/files/files/MidwesternVoicesAndVisions.pdf Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2008, 110 pages. Western States Arts Federation, 1743 Wazee Street, Suite 300, Denver, Colorado, 80202, 303-629-1166, www.westaaf.org http://www.taac.com/open-dialogue/open-dialogue-xi Complete proceedings of the WESTAF-sponsored symposium, Open Dialogue XI, held in Denver, Colorado July 12-15, 2007. Presenters included Doudou Diène, A.B. Spellman, Louis LeRoy, Tatiana Reinoza Perkins, Maria-Rosario Jackson, and many more. Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy; Lawrence Lessig, Penguin Press, 2008, 352 pages. ISBN-10: 1594201722 Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
The headline and subhead above were not written by an arts grantmaker making a case to a board for the value of the arts in a foundation's portfolio or by an arts advocate speaking to a legislature about why the arts belong in a state budget. The headings come directly from The Guardian and Guardian Weekly of London, and Larry Elliott is The Guardian's economics editor. In the article that follows, Elliott refers to a new book, t by Richard Bronk of the London School of Economics and Political Science, published by Cambridge University Press. Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
As a program officer at The San Francisco Foundation, I say “No” to artists and arts organizations daily. I try to soften the blow, detailing the reality of limited resources and an overabundance of projects, seldom discussing quality or appropriateness, thinking I am kinder in vagueness. Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
Bill Ivey chaired the National Endowment for the Arts from 1998 through 2001, directed the Country Music Foundation from 1971 to 1998, and was twice elected chairman of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He presently serves as founding director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University. Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
Claudine Brown wants us to shore ourselves up with knowledge and examples of how much arts and culture are linked to everything we do. With this in mind, she offers us her own kit bag of reasons for sustaining arts and culture programs—and it's a big bag. Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
In the past two years, several prominent foundations at national, regional, and local levels have appointed new presidents. Such leadership transitions are likely to increase in the years ahead in keeping with the larger generational shift in the nonprofit sector. Very few of the new foundation leaders are likely to come from the arts sector, and many will have had little direct experience with our field. Read More...