Author(s): Golden, Joseph
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1986

The community arts movement is young, barely a generation old, but has taken on some formidable and demanding tasks. Five of the more prominent tasks are viewed as solemn mandates: restore the relevance of the arts; get the arts back into the school curriculum; turn our communities into an Eden of the Arts; saturate the national with visiting performing artists; prescribe the arts as an antidote to the malaise of urban center. These five popular mandates constitute the structure of this book.

Author(s): Tyler Cowen
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2005

"Bringing serious attention to the neglected issue of the American way of funding the arts, Good and Plenty is essential reading for anyone concerned about the arts or their funding."

Author(s): Coe, Linda C.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1979

"Funding Sources for Cultural Facilities: Private and Federal Support for Capital Projects" was copublished by the National Endowment for the Art and the Oregon Arts Commission to outline the varied sources of funding available to cultural organizations.

Author(s): Baron, Stephen; Field, John; Schuller, Tom, Editors
Date of Publication: Jan 31, 2001

"Social capital," a new idea gaining worldwide recognition, is explored in this book through studies of education, health, political science, urban regeneration, and economic development.

Author(s): Weaver, Mary L.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1987

[The author documents] the difference between support for the arts and previous, more traditional congressional programs, in which the tangible benefits and additions (e.g. a new road or bridge or public park or military hardware) are tangible and visible, and in which the member of Congress who initiates such additions or improvements gains a special identity. The intangible benefits of the arts - a dance performed, a symphony heard, the impact on a listener's or viewer's life - often escape the codifiable, and what to many members of Congress appears reliable, in political show-and-tell with

Author(s): Mulcahy, Kevin V.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1987

[The author], working with a team of research students, leads us through six sets of congressional hearings that have been held to consider, first, life for the Arts Endowment and subsequently, its renewal. He emphasizes the importance of the congressional subcommittee and of its chairman, the holder of hearings, the floor manager of legislation should hearings result in a proposed new law, or an amendment or extension of change thereof.

Author(s): Chartrand, Harry Hillman and McCaughey, Claire
Date of Publication: 1989

[The authors] take a hard look at the ways in which governments articulate and execute their arts policies. Their study is a keen analysis of the approaches that different kinds of governments take. Arm's length is a public policy principle applied in law, politics and economics in most Western societies. The principle is implicit in the constitutional separation of powers between the judiciary, executive and legislative branches of government. They identify four models of arts support: facilitator, patron, architect and engineer.

Author(s): Taylor, Fannie and Barresi, Anthony Leonard
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1983

[This book] details the first ten years of the National Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts under the directorships of Roger Stevens and Nancy Hanks. The zeal and enthusiasm they brought to their task of encouraging and supporting the arts is here, along with the groundbreaking funding programs they developed and the visionary projects they helped support.

Author(s): Marquis, Alice Goldfarb
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1994

[This book] is a fresh look at how Americans fund the arts - and why - by a major cultural historian. Packed with anecdotes about the creation of such leading cultural institutions as Lincoln Center, the National Endowment of the Arts, and the American Film Institute, and filled with stories about politicians, artists, philanthropists, and NEA chairs, the book offers a behind-the-scenes look at our cultural elite.

Author(s): Coe, Linda C.; Denney, Rebecca; and Rogers, Anne
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1979

[This book] is an updated edition of the original guide published in 1975. [It] has been expanded to include descriptions of federal government support for the humanities as well as the arts.