Author(s): Greenbalt, Alan
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2017

This report discusses the history and issues surronding government support for the arts.

Author(s): Myatt, Alice
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2017

This handbook outlines the process of creating GEOLOOM, a tool to foster creative placemaking through capturing the broad range of arts and culture in Baltimore, Maryland. While Baltimore is a city of approximately 600,000 residents, the process can be adapted for a community of any size, city or town, urban or rural. All communities have both formal and informal arts and cultural activities and we believe that mapping them along with other data can assist in teh decision-making necessary for making communities vibrant and sustainable.

Author(s): Richard Wike; Bruce Stokes; Jacob Poushter; and Janell Fetterolf
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2017

A Pew Research Center survey released in June 2017 found a decline in international tourism and of respondents only 49 percent of from 37 countries held a favorable view of the U.S., as compared to a favorable view of 64 percent when Obama left office.

Author(s): UMass Donahue Institute
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2017

This report builds upon our prior studies (The Creative Economy Initiative: The Role of the Arts and Culture in New England’s Economic Competitiveness in 2000 and The Creative Economy: A New Definition in 2007) as well as the real-time online community, CreativeGround, which we launched in 2014 to reflect the creative people and places at work in New England. CreativeGround serves as a tool to promote and connect creatives to each other and those who know that vibrant neighborhoods go hand-in-hand with a vibrant creative sector.

Author(s): Rabkin, Nick
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2017

This report is an inquiry into one utilitarian role: the relationship between the arts and what social scientists generally refer to as civic or community engagement.

Author(s): Nspiregreen
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2017

In early winter 2016, the City of Alexandria engaged Nspiregreen, a local consulting firm, to assist with development of a Streetscape Toolbox (toolbox).This toolbox is primarily intended for use by private property owners to guide the development of a more pedestrian-friendly, active streetscape that speaks to the artistic and creative character of the City of Alexandria and specifically, the Old Town North neighborhood. The City of Alexandria, community members and other stakeholders may also utilize this toolbox to coordinate temporary uses and activities in the right of way such as

Author(s): Citipost Mail
Date of Publication: Mar 17, 2017

This infographic focuses on how Generation X and Baby Boomers are using social media, and how you can use this to inform and improve your online marketing campaigns.

Author(s): Stringer, Scott M.
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2017

The report released by the New York City Comptroller, “Culture Shock: The Importance of National Arts Funding to New York City’s Cultural Landscape,” highlights how the NEA supports arts and educational programs across the five boroughs of New York City and profiles four neighborhood-based arts groups that would be impacted.

Author(s): Stern, Mark J. and Seifert, Susan C.
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2017

This report presents the current findings of a study of culture and social wellbeing in New York City conducted by the University of Pennsylvania Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP) in collaboration with Reinvestment Fund. The project began in the fall of 2014 when SIAP accepted an invitation from Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City, to conduct a study of the social value of the arts. The study builds on SIAP’s over twenty years of research and writing on the non-­‐ economic impact of the arts on urban communities. During that time, SIAP has

Author(s): Voss, Zannie and Voss, Glenn B.
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2017

"In March 2017, the Trump Administration formally proposed the abolition of the two federal agencies that support arts and culture in the U.S., the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Elimination of federal support is not about the money, which only comes to 45 cents per capita for the NEA or .003 percent of the federal budget. The decimation of federal support is the coup de grâce of a long campaign carefully crafted to mislead the public into believing that the arts are irrelevant to most Americans." [Introduction p.1]