Author(s): Butler, Stuart and Cabello, Marcela
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2018

The report first explores the way in which housing can affect the lives and success of individuals, and how the effect varies for different segments of the population.

Author(s): Helicon Collaborative
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2018

The goal of this field scan is to understand and frame how place-based arts and cultural inter-ventions, or “creative placemaking,” can advance sustainability outcomes in the context of community development. We focused on the U.S. context, although many of the issues and priorities identified are also globally relevant. [Introduction, p. 6]

Author(s): Cohen, Randy
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2018

The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us—fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts bring us joy, help us express our values, and build bridges between cultures. The arts are also a fundamental component of a healthy community—strengthening them socially, educationally, and economically—benefits that persist even in difficult social and economic times.

Author(s): Stone, Ben and Nezam, Mallory Rukhsana
Date of Publication: Sep 01, 2017

This field scan is a summary of the ways in which artists are currently contributing to place-based transportation projects. Although it includes a discussion of art in transit and public art programs (both defined later in this document), the field scan focuses primarily on artistic projects directly addressing a transportation challenge and produced in partnership with others working on that challenge. The field of public art is also shifting in this direction, due to changes in artistic practice and in funding, so that now many public art programs address various stages of transportation

Author(s): oshua Bamberger, Rachel Bluestein, Kim Latimer-Nelligan, Richard Samson, and Doug Shoemaker
Date of Publication: Aug 01, 2017

This report aims to bridge a knowledge gap between the affordable housing and healthcare fields that limits their ability to implement health and housing projects and partnerships. These two sectors have begun to realize how much they overlap, but while great work has been done to expose practitioners in both fields to information about their shared interests and common goals, the results to date have been relatively modest. [Executive Summary p. 4]

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): 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]

Author(s): Aurand, Andrew, Ph.D., MSW; Emmanuel, Dan, MSW; Yentel, Diane, MSSW; and Errico, Ellen
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2017

The report released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition in March 2017 by finds that no state has an adequate supply of affordable rental housing for the lowest income renters.