Author(s): Shore, Irma and Jacinto, Beatrice
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1987

Access to Art: A Museum Directory for Blind and Visually Impaired People is a compilation of art and other museums and facilities such as historical societies that make their exhibits and programs accessible to blind and visually impaired visitors. It contains the results of a questionnaire sent out to 5,000 member museums of the American Association of Museums. Of the 1,100 facilities that responded over 300 are listed here. They include all museums, galleries and exhibits that currently provide accessibility for blind and visually impaired visitors as part of their programs, either through

Author(s): Lerner, Ruby
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1988

Although the artists' organizations have played an important role in the arts explosion in this country, they have not received the recognition and support they deserve. (from abstract)

Author(s): Zolberg, Vera L.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1992

American museums have always had to struggle to raise funds from many sources to survive. This helped them to avoid over-dependence on a single source (as is the case in many European countries where museums are often dependent on government support). Art museums have an uneasy relationship with democracy: according to research in the and France they still attract largely the highly-educated public. (from abstract)

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): Winer-Cyr, Glo (LaTendresse)
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1977

At the time this survey project was undertaken, the Tacoma-Pierce County area had neither the comprehensive arts programs nor ongoing specific arts programs for special populations. The net result was that uncoordinated and sporadic programming efforts were and still are happening in the attempt to expand arts to non-traditional audiences. This attempt has been hindered by a lack of information on the special needs of the audiences and on the activities that most interested these Special Populations. In the interest of providing a means for responsible and comprehensive arts programming to

Author(s): Lewis, Cathy
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1992

Directory of performing arts companies and organizations in Canada and the U.S. with emphasis on major and medium scale professional companies. It includes some of the more notable smaller scale companies, particularly in dance, because of the international touring opportunities afforded them. (Introduction)

Author(s): Groff, Gerda and Gardner, Laura
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1988

Enjoying and being enriched by art is a basic part of a full and productive life for everyone, sighted and visually impaired alike. Many arts organizations have recognized the importance of making art available to all members of society. Through planning and careful effort, they have provided everyone with opportunities to enjoy the arts. What Museum Guides Need to Know: Access for Blind and Visually Impaired Visitors is intended to help other organizations make their facilities and programs readily available to blind and visually impaired people. We hope the material it contains

Author(s): Sternberg, Pat
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1979

For too long the theatre community has gone along with the rest of society in ignoring a large group of our citizens. For the most part, this failure has not been intentional or out of malice, but simply from ignorance. How could we handle a blind group in our audience? What would we do with a deaf person? We don't have the money to build ramps or widen doors, or....what can we do? These are questions that come to mind. What are the barriers in your theatre? Usually the greatest barriers to the world of the disabled are those built by attitudes - not concrete or wood.

Author(s): Smith, Jean Kennedy and Plimpton, George
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1992

In 1974, Jean Kennedy Smith founded Very Special Arts to provide people with disabilities opportunities for integration and self-expression through drama, dance, music, creative writing and the visual arts. Now, in a series of candid and revealing interviews conducted by Smith and edited by George Plimpton, sixteen artists talk about their lives - and discuss how art has made a difference to them.

Author(s): Semel, Terry
Date of Publication: 2000

In 2000, Terry Semel served as lecturer for the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy.