Author(s): American Arts Alliance
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1988

Freedom of expression.
Panel review.
Summary of the Presidential Task Force on the Arts and Humanities 1981 report to the President.
Arts Endowment Grant-making statistics.
Sample Statement A.
Sample Statement B.
References to previously controversial works.
Legislative contacts.

Author(s): The Center for Arts and Culture
Date of Publication: March 2001

America's Cultural Capital focuses on four structural recommendations that are intended to improve federal policy making in the arts and culture.

Author(s): Larson, Gary O.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1982

An examination of the history of the government's involvement in the arts. The focus is on that period between the demise of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) arts project in 1943 and the inception of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1965. Cutting across two decades of social, cultural, and political history, the author traces the transformation in the relationship between government and the arts, from the repudiation of federal patronage as a boondoggle at the close of the New Deal era to the embrace of subsidized culture during the New Frontier and Great Society years. (Book

Author(s): Urice, John, K. and Hofferbert, Richard I.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1981

During June-December 1981, Professor Richard Hofferbert and John Urice of the Center for Social Analysis of the State University of New York at Binghamton analyzed extensive data regarding National Endowment for the Arts grants and state legislative appropriations to state arts agencies for fiscal years 1976-1979 (in some cases, 1980). Endowment grants included both mandated block grants and discretionary awards from all program and disciplinary areas. The research sought to answer key questions regarding how and why state arts agencies received funds, and what relationships existed, if any,

Author(s): Hodsoll, Frank
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1997

Everyone in the arts - producer or director, actor, musician, dancer, or singer; writer, painter, publisher; gallery or museum operator; architect or designer - worries about his or her performance and the collective performance of the organization with which he or she is associated. Therefore, how to measure that performance is not a trivial matter. Some might think that measuring success and failure in the arts would be particularly difficult, particularly problematic. I argue that measuring success and failure in everything is difficult. What is success? What is failure? What are the

Author(s): Cross, Carol M.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1971

Executives consider cancellation of a low-rated, critically-applauded program. (p. 1). This case was written by Carol M. Cross under the supervision of Thomas C. Raymond. Copyright 1970 by the Institute of Arts Administration.

Author(s): Brademas, John
Date of Publication: 1991

Fourth annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy was presented by the American Council for the Arts, at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, March 20, 1991. The speaker, John Brademas, discusses the role of the federal government in supporting the arts, in particular reviewing that relationship from 1989 to 1991. He pays particular attention to the work of the Independent Commission; and considers ways of reinvigorating the National Endowment for the Arts.

Author(s): U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1989

Hearing on the reauthorization of the National Endowment for the Arts; held in Malibu, California, March 5, 1990. This is the seventh reauthorization legislation for the Endowments. The original act of 1965 which provided for the establishment of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, which was amended in 1968, 1970, 1973, 1976, 1980, and 1985 has been amended again to reflect changes in programs and procedures. Includes testimony and supporting statements by government and arts leaders related to the reauthorization.

Author(s): Palmer, John L. and Sawhill, Isabel V.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1981

In 1982, The Urban Institute began a three year project to examine the shifts in economic and social policies occurring under the Reagan administration. This book is the first product of that effort. When President Reagan assumed office in January 1981, the nation faced high inflation, sluggish economic growth, rapidly rising federal expenditures, and an inadequate defense budget. In response, the president proposed a comprehensive plan designed to bolster the nation's economy, strengthen its defense, and reduce the role of government. Major shifts in federal regulation, tax, and budget

Author(s): Backas, James J.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1979

In a discussion paper on regional organizations prepared by the Arts Endowment's planning office in 1976, some concerns were expressed about regional organizations that we might be better prepared to address today: (a) What do they do? Is it important, and are they the ones to do it?; (b) Equity of funding (as it related to State Arts Agencies which, in 1976, were or were not members of regional organizations); (c) NEA funding procedures (or regional organizations); (d) Coordination and possibility of duplication of effort; (e) Dependency on the Endowment. (p. 5).