Author(s): Healy, Kieran
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2002

In this article I review and evaluate recent work that argues for the rising importance of the cultural sector, and creativity in general, in the context of the new economy.

Author(s): Cobb, Nina Kressner
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2002

In this article I look at these new dimensions in charitable giving over the last decade—especially the rise of venture philanthropy—from the vantage point of arts and culture. Venture philanthropy has by passed the arts, but its rhetoric, principles, and priorities present challenges for arts and cultural institutions. Although venture philanthropy is neither as innovative nor as revolutionary as its proponents have claimed, some influential funders now look at philanthropic giving through a different lens and with a changed set of priorities. At the very least, arts and

Author(s): Williams, Caroline and Sharamitaro, Lisa
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2002

In this article we take the position that, current trends aside, the investment strategies that emerged over the last ten years can inform the cultural sector in exciting and innovative ways. We explore three specific financial investment strategies for their potential applicability in the cultural sector.

Author(s): Schussman, Aland and Healy, Kieran
Date of Publication: Jun 27, 2002

This annotated bibliography focuses on broader issues about the new economy and how to understand it.

Author(s): Mara Walker and Johanna Misey Boyer
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2002

A Report from the First Joint Convention of Americans for the Arts and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Date of Publication: Apr 30, 2002

This Issue Brief provides examples of arts-based education as a money-and time-saving option for states looking to build skills, increase academic success, heighten standardized test scores, and lower the incidence of crime among general and at-risk populations. It offers examples drawn from states that are utilizing the arts in education and after-school programs, and it provides policy recommendations for states looking to initiate or strengthen arts education programs that improve productivity and foster workforce development.

Author(s): Sternberg, Ernest
Date of Publication: Mar 31, 2002

This article suggests concepts for assessing the catalytic potential of cultural facilities and recommends design features to maximize the catalytic impact of these facilities.

Author(s): Center for Neighborhoods
Date of Publication: Mar 31, 2002

This document was developed to assist the public sector in developing public art policies.

Author(s): Kreidler, John; Cochran, Kate; Rawson, Brendan
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2002

As a means for exploring the balance of culture with technology in the region, Cultural Initiatives created the Great Cities simulator, a laboratory for experimenting with cultural policies and projecting Silicon Valley’s fate 40 years into the future.

Author(s): John Kreidler, Kate Cochran, and Brendan Rawson
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2002

Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley has created the first-ever cultural policy simulator: a software program aimed at demonstrating how the skillful application of investments in culture can, over time, build stronger communities and economies. The simulator, entitled Great Cities, was designed to highlight the benefits of investments in arts education, cultural facilities, organizational effectiveness, cultural marketing, and increased output of cultural programming to business and civic leaders in Silicon Valley. Beyond this primary audience, Great Cities should be useful for helping arts