Author(s): Atairu, Minne and Steinhardt, Eva, editors
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2015

Following the first ever National Summit for Creative Youth Development, which ran from the 27th to the 29th of March 2014, Americans for the Arts hosted a Blog Salon centered on the emerging field of Creative Youth Development. The content of this Green Paper is from the September 2014 Creative Youth Development Blog Salon.

Author(s): Gute, Gary and Gute, Deanne
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2015

On July 9-10, 2014, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) cosponsored a meeting titled “The Nature of Creativity in the Brain.” Held at SFI in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the meeting engaged a 15-member working group to perform two tasks:

Author(s): Cabrera, Rosa M.
Date of Publication: Jun 02, 2015

Excerpted from Arts & America: Arts, Culture, and the Future of America’s Communities. This essay looks at the role of arts in political activism and immigration over the next 10 to 15 years. The

Author(s): Shue, Jordan
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2015

What is corporate social responsibility, and how can arts groups partner with businesses to acheive societal change, in addition to furthering the goals of a business and the mission of an organization? This tool-kit will give you all the answers to how arts groups can present their work as an integral piece of a company's CSR strategy.

Author(s): Dr. Osborne, T.L.
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2015

"Why Am I Writing This Book? There are many aspects of Hip Hop culture that exceeds beyond just the beat, a dance, or a catchy hook. The Hip Hop Lectures (Volume 1) & The Hip Hop Lectures (Volume 2) are books that were created to make a connection between the past and the present, as it relates to Hip Hop culture. Hip Hop culture has been able to accomplish so much in such a very short period of time, most of which includes the bridging of generational and racial gaps locally and internationally. The hope; however, is that the culture continues to grow and evolve to a point where

Author(s): Musher, Sharon Ann
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2015

Drawing on close readings of government-funded architecture, murals, plays, writing, and photographs, Democratic Art argues that those engaged in New Deal art were part of an explicitly cultural agenda that sought not just to create art but to democratize and Americanize it as well. By tracing a range of aesthetic visions that flourished during the 1930s, this brand new book outlines the successes, shortcomings, and lessons of the golden age of government funding for the arts.

Author(s): Arts Midwest and Metropolitan Group
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2015

Arts Midwest and Metropolitan Group recently launched Creating Connection, a report that details our findings from a national research project conducted in Fall 2014 around public values, behaviors, and attitudes as they relate to arts and culture. Part of a broader effort to use the social change strategy building public will to make arts and culture a more recognized, valued, and expected part of our everyday lives, this report signals the completion of our first phase of work.

Author(s): Atlas, Caron; Sen, Nayantara; Alvarez, Maribel; and deNobriga, Kathie
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2015

By presenting us with three arts & social justice organizations, and by asking pressing and provocative questions such as how we can "instutitionalize innovation" beyond a single project or group, EmcArts shows us the cross section between the arts and justice, and allows us to see how the arts can and need to create lasting change.

Author(s): Hech, Ben; Walker, Darren; de Souza Briggs, Xavier; Waits, Mary Jo; Lee, Edwin M.; DeCaigny, Tom; Hoi, Samuel; Markusen, Ann; Gadwa Nicodemus, Anne; Sheppard, Stephen; Morley, Elaine; Winkler,Mary K.;Hattem,Gary;Chu, Jane ;Schupbach, Jason;Rapson, Rip
Date of Publication: Dec 01, 2014

Artists and cultural institutions have an important role to play in neighborhood social and economic vitality. As community developers consider how best to reimagine space they can and should look to the arts to help create place. This work, otherwise known as “creative placemaking,” is beginning to take shape across the country. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is pleased to dedicate Volume 10, Issue 2 of the Community Development Investment Review to this emerging work.

Author(s): Newmark, Craig
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2014

In this accessible infographic, we learn about trends and tools that can lead nonprofits to more effective Crowdfunding.