I’m on my way to American University to take in this event:

 On September 20, 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts releases a new report, based on research commissioned from the Monitor Institute, entitled How Art Works. Built upon a wide-ranging literature review, and extensive interviews, workshops, webinars, and exchanges with arts leaders, community leaders, thought leaders, and policy makers around the country, the report suggests a framework and a “system map” to guide research, policy, and strategy for the agency. This public forum, hosted by the Arts Management program at American University, seeks to explore this new report, its implications for the NEA’s strategy and research, and its resonance or potential for the larger fields of arts, culture, heritage, and humanities.

The forum, which takes place from 2:00-5:30 PM Eastern time today, will be livecast on the web here. You can also follow along with the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #HowArtWorks.

  • Thanks so much for live-blogging the conversation. It was a pleasure to be a part of things and its great to have multiple takes on the questions.

    I do have a tiny little quibble that is important to me since it’s in quotes. I think I said, “mapping the artistic ego,” rather than “mapping the ego of artists.” In my mind the former refers to a concept while the latter may be read as a generalization about artists, whom we know have personal egos of myriad size and function. Maybe I’m wrong and we’ll have the video shortly to double-check. In the meantime, I just want to make sure I get the meaning I was going for clear here.

    Thank you again!

    • Thanks for the correction, Anne! I was wondering if I got that one right. Will fix now.