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Artist Space Development: Financing

April 18, 2008

Examines the process of developing and financing artist space projects, such as sources and uses of cash, subsidies, regulations, and zoning and building codes. Looks at risks, challenges, and solutions, and makes suggestions for funders and supporters.

Arts and Non-arts Partnerships: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies

August 1, 2004

Provides lessons learned from the Wallace Foundation's Community Partnerships for Cultural Participation initiative. Includes assessing the benefits to both parties in arts/non-arts partnerships, and developing strategies to maximize chances of success.

The Public Value of Urban Parks

June 1, 2004

Looks at the traditional and emerging views on the mission of parks -- their value as open spaces and recreational facilities, innovative programs and partnerships -- as a demonstration of how parks can advance broader public policy objectives.

Understanding Park Usership

June 1, 2004

Uses five approaches to information gathering and describes how four parks put them into practice, in order to illustrate the value of systematic surveys to understand how people use parks.

Arts Participation: Steps to Stronger Cultural and Community Life

July 31, 2003

Shows that the more ways people participate in the arts -- and the more often -- the more likely they are to engage in other activities that support community life.

Participation in Arts and Culture: The Importance of Community Venues

May 30, 2003

Finds that more people attend arts and cultural events in community venues such as open air spaces, schools, and places of worship, than in conventional arts venues such as concert halls, theaters, museums, and art galleries.

Culture and Commerce

March 1, 2003

Illustrates the possibilities and challenges of making partnerships between economic development agencies and traditional arts organizations work. Examines the outcome of eight collaborations that were formed as part of a partnership funding initiative.

Reggae to Rachmaninoff: How and Why People Participate in Arts and Culture

November 1, 2002

Provides the results of a telephone survey conducted to help inform those whose aim is to broaden and diversify cultural participation, and promote the role of arts and culture in strengthening American communities.

Arts & Culture: Community Connections

June 28, 2002

Explores the potential of people who participate in arts and culture as a resource for community organizers, funders and policymakers who are seeking ways to strengthen communities.

Community Partnerships for Cultural Participation: Concepts, Prospects, and Challenges

May 1, 1999

Evaluates the first year of the Wallace Foundation's Community Partnerships for Cultural Participation Initiative, which funded nine community foundations working to increase participation in the arts and culture in their communities.

Partnerships for Parks

April 1, 1999

Looks at how partnerships for parks are successfully combining the assets of the public and private sectors in novel ways to create new and refurbished parks, greenways, trails, and other community assets in cities across the U.S.