A randomized-control study from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art suggests field trips to an art museum can boost observation skills and appetite for art, especially for underserved kids.
[Createquity Reruns] Solving the Underpants Gnomes Problem: Towards an Evidence-Based Arts Policy
Ian David Moss recaps his talk at the University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center in which he discussed obstacles to and solutions for effective arts research.
[Createquity Reruns] Public Art and the Challenge of Evaluation
(Createquity’s summer rerun programming continues this week with a focus on arts research! This instant classic by Createquity Writing Fellow Katherine Gressel spread like wildfire when it was first published in January 2012, and remains our third-most popular post ever. It even brought us a bunch of new readers from Australia! [Long story.] While notRead More
[Createquity Reruns] Creative Placemaking Has an Outcomes Problem
(Welcome to Createquity’s summer rerun programming! Over the next few months, we’re reaching into the archives to pull out some of the best articles and most underrated gems we’ve published since 2007. This week, we’re focusing on creative placemaking! The article below was the opening shot in a debate about the emerging practice of usingRead More
From Inquiry to Action: It’s Time to Take Createquity to the Next Level
We’re building upon everything we’ve learned over the past seven years to tackle the hard questions that matter.
Interview with GiveWell
Earlier this spring, I had the pleasure of interviewing Elie Hassenfeld and Tim Telleen-Lawton from GiveWell. GiveWell is a charity rating agency that makes recommendations to donors based on the expected impact of their dollars, rather than more traditional metrics such as how much money is spent on administrative overhead or some squishy notion ofRead More
What’s Next for State-Designated Cultural Districts?
Rethinking incentives to better support and sustain artists, businesses and residents where it matters.
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
(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
Around the horn: memorial edition
Note to folks going to the annual Americans for the Arts Convention in Nashville – Ian and Talia will both be present, and presenting: Talia at Making Arts Education More Equitable and Available to Everyone and the Lightning Workshops during the Arts Education Preconference; and Ian at Creating a Culture of Learning at Your OrganizationRead More
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