Toward an Arts Intervention Model for the 21st Century

Bill Ivey

Bill Ivey is the director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, and director of the Center's Arts Industries Policy Forum. He is a senior fellow at the Center for Arts & Culture, and is chair of the federally-chartered National Recording Preservation Foundation, which is affiliated with the Library of Congress.

Ivey served as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts under the Clinton administration and is credited with restoring Congressional confidence in the NEA. His Challenge America Initiative has garnered more than $25 million in new Congressional appropriations for the Endowment to date.

Prior to government service, Ivey was director of the Country Music Foundation, a research institution dedicated to the preservation of American folk and popular music, which houses the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Ivey served as board chairman of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He holds degrees in History, Folklore, and Ethnomusicology, and a number of honorary doctorates. Ivey is a four-time Grammy Award nominee (Best Album Notes category), and is the author of numerous articles on cultural policy, folk, and popular music. He is currently at work on a book about America's endangered 20th century cultural heritage.


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