Arts Research

July 31, 2006 by admin
2005, 98 pages. National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, 145 Ninth Street, Suite 250, San Francisco, CA 94103, 415-431-1391 In celebration of its twenty-fifth anniversary, NAMAC invited seven authors with an intimate knowledge of their subject matter to write about overlooked or neglected media arts histories from around the country. Highlights include "Visions and Hindsights: Seattle's and/or Alternative Art Space 1974-1984" by Robin Oppenheimer and a conversation with activist archivists Andrew Lampert and Rick Prelinger by Melinda Stone. Read More...
July 31, 2006 by admin
2005, 65 pages. McKnight Foundation, 710 Second Street South, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55401, 612-333-4220 Carolyn Bye, executive director of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, writes in the introduction that You Are Here reports on the "small steps" taken by communities in the Twin Cities suburbs since the publication of A New Angle: Arts Development in the Suburbs in 2002. The report features profiles of twelve suburban art projects and a detailed pull-out map showing where to find them and many others. Read More...
July 31, 2006 by admin
Beginning in 1999, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched a global initiative to strengthen arts education. In 2003, Portuguese delegates to the United Nations called for a global conference to address this aim, resulting in the first-ever World Conference on Arts Education. The World Conference brought together 1,200 artists, educators, policy makers, and researchers from over ninety-seven countries in Lisbon, Portugal from March 6-9, 2006. Read More...
July 31, 2006 by admin
The hallmarks of a just and civil society reflect the values of artistic freedom and the rights of free expression. Increasingly these rights are threatened by the "clearance culture" that is found in most creative industries and assumes that almost no quotation can be used without permission from the owner. Fair Use is an important yet often misunderstood legal right. Read More...
July 31, 2006 by admin
America is on the threshold of a significant transformation in cultural life. There have been many cultural shifts in recorded history: Gutenberg's invention of the printing press and the rise of the reading public; the growth of a mercantile class and the birth of private art markets independent of the church and the king; the invention of gas streetlights and the beginning of urban nighttime entertainment. The most recent cultural transformation, still with us today, was set in motion on the threshold of the twentieth century. Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
Can you explain, in simple terms, how you or someone you know is changed by listening to music, watching a dance performance, looking at an artwork, or writing in a journal? I’d be hard pressed to manage a coherent response. It’s not easy to talk about how art transforms or how we are different because of it. Many who work in the arts, including those of us who do so because of our belief in the transformative power of art, lack a vernacular for communicating its impacts. Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
Under Marian Godfrey's direction, GIA held a pre-conference immediately before its 2005 conference called "New Directions in Cultural Policy Research." As part of that meeting, four well-respected individuals were asked to assess the impact and importance of research in the arts. They were asked to specify the big ideas currently in play and to speculate about the future of those ideas. Predictably perhaps, the four argued for the importance of research to the cultural sector. More surprisingly, they agreed that the platform for cultural research needs serious re-planking. Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
2005, $16.95. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 212-609-5900. As a coach and a longtime journalist, I know that the most powerful question is: "What did you learn?" You'll get an answer every time that is real, and relevant. Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture Findings from Animating Democracy Pam Korza, Barbara Schaffer Bacon, and Andrea Assaf2005, 312 pages, $24. Americans for the Arts, Washington DC, ISBN-13: 978-1-879903-33-3 (alk. paper) Available online from Americans for the Arts Cultural Perspectives in Civic Dialogue Case Studies from Animating Democracy Pam Korza and Barbara Schaffer Bacon Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
2004, 18 pages. Los Angeles County Arts Commission, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012, 213-974-1343 Download pdf: www.lacountyarts.org/artsed/docs/artsedu_artsforall09-02.pdf Read More...