Author(s): Metris Consulting
Date of Publication: April 11, 2018

"We [Metris Consulting]] reflect on a list of questions during the arc of each of each project, from project design to reporting and presenting findings. These questions help us check our assumptions and make our work accessible to and reflective of the people at the center of each project. We make our “check list” and the resources we drew on to craft it, publicly available.' [excerpt from website]

Author(s): Jennifer L. Novak
Date of Publication: January 1, 2016

By 2065, a record-breaking high of 1 in 3 US residents is projected to be either an immigrant or the child of an immigrant. How well immigrants and second-generation immigrants are settling into the US is of great importance to the well-being and vibrancy of the US as a whole. While economic, political, and social facets of immigration are regularly considered for policy-making, relatively little research has examined the cultural and artistic lives of immigrants. Through four empirical investigations, I explore arts participation as a means of broader civic and social engagement

Author(s): Jennifer Novak-Leonard, Michael Reynolds, Ned English, and Norman Bradburn
Date of Publication: May 1, 2015

This report presents findings from the California Survey of Arts & Cultural Participation, a new study commissioned by The James Irvine Foundation and conducted by researchers at NORC at the University of Chicago. The Cultural Lives of Californians: Insights from the California Survey of Arts & Cultural Participation reframes the conversation about arts participation and provides extraordinary insights on the critical role that arts nonprofits can play in communities.

Author(s): C. D. Throsby
Date of Publication: July 12, 2010

This book deals with policy-making in the cultural arena from an economic point of view and examines cultural policy in the arts, heritage, cultural industries, urban development, tourism, education, trade, cultural diversity, economic development, and intellectual property.

Author(s): Peck, Emily; Parkinson, Alexander; Cohen, Randy; and Kahn, Graciela
Date of Publication: October 10, 2018

Business Contributions to the Arts: 2018 Edition is the second edition of the annual report published by The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts. Conducted in the summer of 2018, this year’s survey garnered 132 responses from small, midsize, and large US businesses, 123 of which made a philanthropic contribution of some description in 2017 and are therefore included in this report. The survey asked for information based on corporate practices at the time of the survey completion.

Author(s): Erica Gabrielle Foldy and Tamara R. Buckley
Date of Publication: February 1, 2014

The Color Bind provides a useful lens for policy makers, researchers and practitioners pursuing in a wide variety of goals, from addressing racial disparities in health and education to creating diverse and inclusive organizations to providing culturally competent services to clients and customers. By foregrounding open conversations about race and ethnicity, Foldy and Buckley show that institutions can transcend the color bind in order to better acknowledge and reflect the diverse populations they serve.

Author(s): Lord, Clayton
Date of Publication: January 2019

A report on the first two years of progress following the 2016 adoption of the Americans for the Arts Statement on Cultural Equity by that organization, with accompanying data and analysis. Also includes recommendations for future work.

Author(s): Lord, Clayton
Date of Publication: January 2019

This report reviews results from the 2018 Local Arts Agency Profile Equitable Investment module, which was completed by 537 local arts agencies (LAAs) across the United States. It focuses on how, when, and where LAAs currently consider equity in the deployment of their funds, time, space, and staff.

Author(s): Charles, Cezanne (editor)
Date of Publication: 2018

The goal of the principles and toolkit is to offer the wider cultural sector a values-driven and pragmatic approach to building equitable relationships by shifting our field's institutional practices. The toolkit brings together interviews, case studies, reflective prompts, and group activities to unpack and operationalize the principles. 

Author(s): Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Date of Publication: 2015

Mandated by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to conduct a constructive city-wide conversation about ways to improve diversity in cultural organizations for the benefit of all LA County residents, this report reflects the learning, research and recommendations of that mandate. The process resulted in 13 actionable recommendations to improve cultural equity and inclusion in the arts.