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Arts and Culture in the Metropolis: Strategies for Sustainability

March 9, 2007

Evaluates support for the arts in eleven cities, including Philadelphia. Suggests using cultural institutions for economic development and neighborhood revitalization, and recommends the establishment of a central agency to coordinate cultural affairs.

The Arts and State Governments: At Arm's Length or Arm in Arm?

January 1, 2006

Examines strategies for state arts agencies to increase government support for the arts. Assesses government spending on the arts, and recommends that agencies strengthen their relationships with elected officials and raise their public profile.

A Portrait of the Visual Arts: Meeting the Challenges of a New Era

August 1, 2005

Examines changes in the visual arts environment, including blockbuster special exhibits, well-paid "superartists," and the arts market transformation. Explores how these changes affect the way visual arts are created, marketed, distributed, and consumed.

Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts

February 1, 2005

Offers an alternative view of how arts benefits society based on understanding individual, intrinsic benefits as the gateway to more public benefits. Argues that efforts to sustain the supply of the arts should be balanced with a focus on building demand.

From Celluloid to Cyberspace: The Media Arts and the Changing Arts World

January 1, 2002

Provides a brief summary of the development of the media arts, how the different art forms within the genre compare, and the challenges the media arts face. The second in a series of reports examining the state of the arts in America.

Guide to the Literature on Participation in the Arts

January 1, 2001

Provides an introduction to the best of the growing body of literature on building participation in the arts. Includes a list of the most important books and articles on specific aspects of arts participation.