Set in Stone: Building America's New Generation of Arts Facilities, 1994-2008

Tuesday, December 11, 2:00 EDT/ 11:00 PDT  [PASSED]

  • Carroll Joynes, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Cultural Policy Center, University of Chicago
  • Joanna Woronkowicz, Ph.D., Research Associate, Cultural Policy Center, University of Chicago

Session 7 of the  2012 Web Conference Series
A recording of this presentation is available here.

This series is free to the staff and board members of GIA member organizations. The fee for nonmembers is $35 per session.


In 2007, the University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center, a joint initiative of the Harris School of Public Policy and the research organization NORC, launched a major study of cultural building projects in the United States, looking at a building boom between 1994 and 2008 that included museums, performing arts centers, and theaters. The primary goal of the study was to establish research that would serve as a basic and essential resource for any cultural group in the country involved in planning the construction, renovation, or expansion of their facilities. Reprising their popular 2012 GIA Conference session, the co-authors of this study will present highlights and an overview of the findings. The results of the study will be of particular interest to funders considering new arts-related construction projects.

Presenter Bios:
Carroll Joynes co-founded the University of Chicago's Cultural Policy Center (CPC) and served as Executive Director for its first ten years. He received his doctorate at UChicago in 1981, taught at the New School for Social Research in New York and at New York University, and returned to UChicago as Associate Dean of Humanities in 1994. In addition to establishing the CPC in 1999 and overseeing its development as Co-director, Joynes has served on the majority of its research projects, helping produce a comprehensive map of minority participation in Chicago cultural institutions, and contributing to Entering Cultural Communities: Diversity and Change in Nonprofit Arts. He also has served as a trustee of several cultural organizations in Chicago.
Joanna Woronkowicz is the Senior Research Officer at the National Endowment for the Arts and a Research Associate at the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include facility development for nonprofit organizations, particularly as it relates to project management, risk management, and demand assessment. She is also interested in the intersection between cultural facility development and urban policy. Previously, Joanna has worked at the Urban Institute in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy and has held positions at various arts organizations including the Arts and Business Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs, both in Chicago. Joanna received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, her M.A. in Arts Management from American University, and her B.F.A. from the University of Windsor in Canada.