Hey kids, the National Endowment for the Arts is webcasting a daylong forum tomorrow from 9am to 4:30pm (EST) on the subject of artists in the cultural workforce. The event is heavily oriented toward research, and features a star-packed lineup of presenters such as Maria Rosario Jackson, Ann Markusen, Holly Sidford, and Steven Tepper, among many others. No direct link yet, but if you go to www.arts.gov tomorrow you should find it easily.

[UPDATE: the Los Angeles Times has more.]

Note: I will be covering this event in person for the Fractured Atlas blog (my dispatch will be cross-posted here as well). If you have any questions you’d like me to ask, feel free to make requests in the comments.

Full agenda is below:

9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks and introductions
Joan Shigekawa, NEA Senior Deputy Chairman and Sunil Iyengar, NEA Director of Research & Analysis
9:30 Panel One: What We Know About Artists and How We Know It
NEA Research on Artists in the Workforce
Tom Bradshaw, NEA Research Officer
Artist Labor Markets
Greg Wassall, associate professor, Department of Economics, Northeastern University
Artist Careers
Joan Jeffri, director, Research Center for Arts and Culture, Teachers College, Columbia University
Artist Research: Union Perspectives
David Cohen, executive director, Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO
11:00 Panel Two: Putting the Research to Work
Cultural Vitality: Investing in Creativity
Maria Rosario Jackson, senior research associate, The Urban Institute
Artists and the Economic Recession
Judilee Reed, executive director, Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC)
Teaching Artists Research Project
Nick Rabkin, Teaching Artists Research Project, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago
Strategic National Arts Alumni Project
Steven Tepper, associate director, the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University
1:20 Panel Three: Widening the Lens to Capture Other Cultural Workers
Artists in the Greater Cultural Economy
Ann Markusen, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Creative Class: Who’s in, Who’s out?
Tom Bradshaw, NEA Research Officer
American Community Survey: An Emerging Data Set
Jennifer Day, assistant division chief, Employment Characteristics of the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, United States Census Bureau
2:20 Comments and questions from panel participants
3:00 Discussion: Summary and Recommendations for Future Research
Moderated by Sunil Iyengar and Tom Bradshaw
Lead discussants: Holly Sidford, president, Helicon Collaborative and Paul DiMaggio, professor, Department of Sociology, Princeton University
4:30 Adjournment