Why Arts? Making the Case

September 30, 2004 by admin
Catherine Maciariello This panel intends to examine the purpose and value of what we do from the personal, institutional, and public perspective. We ask your indulgence and ask you to fly with us at 35,000 feet. We are talking about relationships, multiple meanings, and civic dialogue that enable an exchange of ideas that elevate and enrich both art-making and civic life. Read More...
September 30, 2004 by admin
What follows was adapted from a presentation by Sandra Opdycke, associate director of the Fordham Institute for Innovation in Social Policy. The talk was part of a member report at the 2003 GIA conference in Seattle. The room was full. Molly Giles Walker (from the Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation) was in attendance and reflected afterward: "The Fordham Institute looked at participation in the arts across economic levels and generations. Read More...
July 31, 2004 by admin
March 2004, 27 pages. Project on Regional and Industrial Economics, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 301 19th Avenue, Room 231, Minneapolis, MN 55455, (612) 625-8092, amarkusen@hhh.umn.edu or gshrock@hhh.umn.edu or mcameron@hhh.umn.edu, www.hhh.umn.edu Download: Read More...
July 31, 2004 by admin
Edited by Barbara Rich, Ed.D, Jane L. Polin, Stephen J. Marcus 2003, 164 pages. The Dana Foundation, 745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 900, New York, NY 10151, 212-223-4040, daninfo@dana.org, www.dana.org. Read More...
July 31, 2004 by admin
The following remarks were presented to almost 400 Arizona arts workers, board members, and volunteers at the Southwest Arts Conference of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, January 30, 2004. Cameron's comments built on the conference theme, "Revealing the Public Value of the Arts." Read More...
December 31, 2003 by admin
2002, 20 pages. Americans for the Arts, 203.371.2830, www.AmericansForTheArts.org "When we hear talk about reducing support for the arts," writes Robert Lynch, president of Americans for the Arts, "we should ask: Who will make up for the lost economic activity?" The gist of the message of that group's Arts & Economic Prosperity report is simple and catchy: "the arts mean business." Read More...
December 31, 2003 by admin
July 2003, 25 pages. Project on Regional and Industrial Economics, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 301 S. 19th Avenue, room 231, Minneapolis, MN 55455, (612) 625-8092 Download:    The Artistic Dividend (1.6Mb) Read More...
December 31, 2003 by admin
The full text of this article is not yet available on this site. Below is a brief excerpt. Some say the world will end by fire. Others say by ice. Here in Alaska, the land of snow and ice, we're beginning to feel the fire. In the summer of 2000 the Iñupiat community of Barrow—the farthest north settlement on the mainland of North America—had its first thunderstorm in history. Tuna were sighted in the Arctic Ocean. No one had ever seen them this far North before. Read More...
December 31, 2003 by admin
The Animating Democracy National Exchange on Art and Civic DialogueFlint, Michigan, October 9-12, 2003 Read More...
October 31, 2003 by admin
A labor of love for individuals committed to the significance and potential of media, Why FUND Media is a timely and worthy follow-up to a 1984 publication by the Council on Foundations titled How to Fund Media. Editor Karen Hirsch seamlessly brings together a series of separate chapters written by media arts experts who've based their chapter essays on extensive consultations with field representatives and grantmakers, and on historical research. Read More...