Author(s): Fulton, William and Newman, Morris
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2002

In recent memory, the topic of community building has been examined and explored in countless ways. The arts have effectively played the role as convener and construction worker in matters of community. The arts have potential to connect people within a community in new ways, to bringing disparate people together, and to tap into a communitys latent creativity.ン Another recent buzz-word often heard in community building circles is smart growth, ン or a series of activities designed to re-orient and re-center the physical design of communities so that their community fabric is strengthened.ン

Author(s): Ann Markusen and Amanda Johnson
Date of Publication: Jan 31, 2006

A new study from the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, "Artists' Centers: Evolution and Impact on Artists, Neighborhoods, and Economies," shows that Minnesota's strong creative economy owes much of its success to the unusual number and quality of dedicated gathering spaces for artists in Minnesota. The study profiles 22 arts centers and individual artists.

Author(s): Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2001

A strategic business plan, based on current research data, designed to address the needs and issues facing arts and cultural organizations and constituents in the Sacramento Metropolitan area.

Author(s): Taft Corporation
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1976

Background papers prepared for discussions at national Support the Arts meeting. Publication prepared for the National Endowment for the Arts, Challenge Grant Program, in cooperation with Public Interest Public Relations. During the past several months, the National Council on the Arts has reviewed the management and fund raising [fundraising] programs of hundreds of Challenge Grant applicants across the country. As part of this effort, the Taft Corporation contacted some 173 applicants, interviewing each concerning its plans for fulfilling the guidelines of the Challenge Grant Program.

Author(s): Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1989

Downtown Pittsburgh has found a new business partner - the arts. The energy and attraction of the arts is being linked to public improvements, private investment, and commercial development to create a unique market draw for downtown, the Cultural District. Plans to establish a Cultural District in the 14-block Penn-Liberty area, bounded by Liberty Avenue, Stanwix and 11th Streets, and the Allegheny River, have been evolving for several years. Now a master plan for the District is complete.

Author(s): Richard LLoyd
Date of Publication: Nov 30, 2002

Drawing on an extended case study of Chicagos Wicker Park neighborhood, this article develops the concept of neo-bohemia that creates the context for the redevelopment of former industrial spaces in Chicago.

Author(s): Magie, Dian
Date of Publication: Feb 28, 1993

March 1993 Monograph explores Tucson's downtown revitalization

Author(s): Greffe, Xavier; Pflieger, Sylvie; Noya, Antonella
Date of Publication: Jan 11, 2005

Published by the OECD. Building on recent international case studies, Culture and Local Development shows how public policies can foster culture as a lever for local economic development in terms of partnerships, tax relief, and other innovative instruments. The book also sets out the implications for national governments in the fields of education and intellectual property rights.

Author(s): Ann Markusen, Sam Gilmore, Amanda Johnson, Titus Levi, Andrea Martinez
Date of Publication: Sep 30, 2006

Released November 2006, this study finds that many artists' work spans two or more sectors, that artists would increase such crossover if money were not an issue, and that each sector provides special artistic development opportunities.

Author(s): Clack, George
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1982

Reprinted with permission from the January/February 1982 issue of the Cultural Post, published by the National Endowment for the Arts.