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

Wednesday, October 17, 9:30am – 11:00am


Organized by Grantmakers in the Arts.

Presented by D. Carroll Joynes, Ph.D., research fellow, Cultural Policy Center, University of Chicago; Joanna Woronkowicz, Ph.D., associate, Cultural Policy Center, University of Chicago.

The University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center, a joint initiative of the Harris School of Public Policy and the research organization NORC, launched in 2007 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 (PACs), 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. The results of the study will be of particular interest to funders considering new arts-related construction projects. Co-authors of this study will present highlights and an overview of the findings.