Which matters more, art for art’s sake or art for people’s sake? Neither, according to a new report.
Culture and Community Revitalization: the Executive Summary
(This is a bite-sized version of the much longer piece Arts Policy Library: Culture and Community Revitalization.) The Social Impact of the Arts Project, based at the University of Pennsylvania, was founded in 1994 with the intent of studying the connection between the arts and community life. Over time, SIAP has established mechanisms to helpRead More
Arts Policy Library: Culture and Community Revitalization
(For a much briefer version of this analysis, please see the Executive Summary.) SUMMARY The Social Impact of the Arts Project, based at the University of Pennsylvania, was founded in 1994 with the intent of studying the connection between the arts and community life. After all, “if the arts and culture do, in fact, haveRead 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
Arts Policy Library: 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts
A summary, history, and analysis of the influential NEA survey.
Public Art and the Challenge of Evaluation
The impact of public art seems harder to measure than almost anything else imaginable. Some have tried anyway. Here’s what they came up with.
As I mentioned on the blog a little while back, I’m working in California this summer for the Hewlett Foundation. Though my internship started last week, I’ve refrained from blogging explicitly about work thus far because I didn’t want to violate any understandings of confidentiality. Nevertheless, I’m thankful that the staff has graciously and generouslyRead More