Author(s): Markusen, Ann and Gadwa, Anne
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2010

This white paper summarizes two decades of creative American placemaking, drawing on original economic research and case studies of pathbreaking initiatives in large and small cities, metropolitan to rural, as well as published accounts. The case studies stretch from Providence, Rhode Island, to Los Angeles, California, and from Arnaudville, Louisiana, and Fond du Lac, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington. Each reveals a distinctive strategy that succeeded when initiators built partnerships across sectors, missions, and levels of government, leveraging funds from diverse sources and programs.<

Author(s): The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2008

The arts and cultural sector is one of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s strongest assets. The 2008 Portfolio examines the vibrancy, value, and vulnerability of the cultural community for civic leaders, policymakers, cultural organizations, and the general public. Two years ago, the first edition of Portfolio was lauded as a landmark study that documented the breadth, diversity, and well-being of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s nonprofit cultural resources.

Author(s): Pink, Daniel
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2008

Transcript of Daniel Pink's lecture, for the 21st Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy on March 31, 2008.

Author(s): Nowak, Jeremy
Date of Publication: Nov 30, 2007

Strategies for building an integrated vision of creativity and development in community-based arts and culture neighborhood development projects.

Author(s): McCarthy, Kevin F.; Heneghan Ondaatje, Elizabeth ; and Novak, Jennifer L.
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2007

This study examines the size and structure of the arts sector and systems of support in major metropolitan areas and identifies strategies for sustainability, with the aim of providing policy recommendations to the city of Philadelphia.

Date of Publication: Dec 07, 2006

Colleges are an important part of the creative sector. We offer what is all too rare: employment for artists, scientists, and other innovative thinkers in various disciplines; spaces to develop new work; and environments that ideally allow students and faculty members to experiment, take risks, and learn from their failures. But are our institutions playing the role that they should in helping to build the creative economy?

Author(s): The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Date of Publication: Sep 30, 2006

An analysis of the Philadelphia cultural sector generated by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance published by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the William Penn Foundation. The report reviews data from 218 organizations and finds that the art and cultural sector provides 14,000 jobs and more than 12 million visits to the area annually. Findings also indicate that the portion of the cultural sector with the greatest need for financial investment are smaller and emerging organizations.

Author(s): Jill Casner-Lotto, Linda Barrington
Date of Publication: Sep 30, 2006

In collaboration, The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and The Society for Human Resource Management conducted an in-depth study of the corporate perspective on the readiness of new entrants into the U.S. workforce by level of educational attainment.

Author(s): Beate Becker
Date of Publication: Mar 31, 2006

Creative economies can not only enhance life and revitalize communities, but also foster new industries and employment.

Author(s): Carole Rosenstein
Date of Publication: Mar 05, 2006

Overview of nonprofit cultural heritage organizations in the and a snapshot of their structure, finances and programs.