Last Chance to Take Createquity to the Next Level!

Createquity readers, tomorrow is the final day in our Indiegogo funding campaign. Thanks to your generous contributions, as of this writing we have raised $7,385 from 93 funders toward our $10,000 goal. It’s been truly humbling to witness the number of people who care enough about high-quality information and analysis in the arts to contribute.Read More

The Participatory Museum: the abridged version

(This is an abridged version of the full Arts Policy Library writeup.) Summary Published in 2011, The Participatory Museum presents Nina Simon’s social web-inspired approach to museum exhibits and partnerships and serves as a handbook for museum professionals for engaging in participatory projects. The Participatory Museum looks at how audiences participate in online platforms suchRead More

Arts Policy Library: The Participatory Museum

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  (For a briefer edition of this analysis, check out the abridged version.) “This may sound messy,” Nina Simon, engineer turned experience designer, writes of participatory projects. “It may [also] sound tremendously exciting.” Summary Written in 2010 as a handbook for museum professionals who want to engage audiences in deeper forms of participation, The Participatory MuseumRead More

Come be nerdy with Ian and Nina Simon in Santa Cruz!

Have you ever wondered what all this impact assessment and evaluation stuff is all about, but haven’t been sure how to get started? I bet you’re not alone! That’s why I’m psyched to be involved with a great and affordable professional development event happening this summer in gorgeous Santa Cruz, CA, called Museum Camp 2014:Read More

Around the Horn: Rob Ford edition

ART AND THE GOVERNMENT The even playing field that is the Internet might be about to tilt in the favor of the powerful, in this case AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, and the like. Net neutrality is in the hands of the DC Circuit Court. The National Initiative on Arts & the Military has released a newRead More

Around the horn: A-Rod edition

(Assembled collaboratively by the Createquity editorial team) ART AND THE GOVERNMENT The US Bureau of Economic Analysis, following new international standards, has adjusted the official method for calculating GDP to “include the amount of money business invest in … intellectual property.” This involves some tough calls: development costs for hit TV shows with potential forRead More

Around the horn: John Oliver edition

ART AND THE GOVERNMENT Two new Presidential cabinet nominees, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, have pro-arts backgrounds according to Americans for the Arts’s Bob Lynch. The Atlanta Regional Commission is one of the only metropolitan planning organizations and one of the largest communities to date to attempt to bring the arts and creativeRead More

Around the horn: Spring has Sprung Edition

(Assembled by Createquity Writing Fellow Tegan Kehoe) ART AND THE GOVERNMENT  At the end of April, the City of Philadelphia unveiled a free online tool called CultureBlocks for “research, planning, exploration and investment” in creative placemaking. Gary Steuer, the Chief Cultural Officer of the City of Philadelphia, gives an inside look at the tool, andRead More

Cool jobs of the month

Evaluation Officer, Effective Philanthropy Group, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, based in Menlo Park, California, seeks to recruit an Evaluation Officer for its Effective Philanthropy Group. The Effective Philanthropy Group, launched in August 2012, is designed to work collaboratively with all program and operational teams on issues of cross-Foundation relevance,Read More