A Study of Cultural Policy in the
The author examines the development of cultural policy in the United States.
Diversity in cultural policy is one of the touchstones of the United State's position. The states, cities, private groups, and individuals are free to develop separate and unique positions in- dependent of Washington. Once developed, these attitudes cannot be officially encouraged or discouraged by any other sector of the society. No official art can develop artificially, government control for propoganda or political purposes is simply impossible because no ideology exists to perpetuate. The only official philosophy is that everyone is free to have his own philosophy.
The cultural policy at this time is the deliberate encouragement of multiple cultural forces in keeping with the pluralistic traditions of the nation, restricting the federal contribution to that of a minor financial role, and a major role as imaginative leader and partner, and the central focus of national cultural needs. (p. 9-11).
Cultural policy within the federal framework.
A background of traditional culture.
Artistic creation and the training of cultural agents.
The channels of cultural action.
Administrative and financial structure.
Reflections, conclusion and prognosis.