Author(s): Harlow, Bob
Date of Publication: Oct 01, 2014

Based on case studies of 10 arts organizations that undertook audience-building projects as part of the Wallace Excellence Awards initiative, the report, The Road to Results: Practices for Building Arts Audiences, pinpoints nine practices that successful efforts had in common — from identifying a target group that made sense for the organization to determining what barriers needed to be

Author(s): Brazell, Danielle and Stevenson, Lauren
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2014

Co-authored with Danielle Brazell of Arts for LA and Dr. Lauren Stevenson of Junction Box Consulting, the paper documents the journey we’ve been traveling for the past eighteen months to make it possible for schools and districts to embrace arts strategies for achieving the goals of Title I and improving educational outcomes for low-income students who are often undeserved in public schools.

Author(s): Harlow, Bob
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

Bob Harlow, along with the RAND Corporation and The Wallace Foundation discover that in order for Non-Profits to be sustainable and to stay relevant to their publics, they must turn their focuses towards audience building. In this study, we find that in order to grow audiences, organizations must 1. Recognize when change is needed, 2. Identify the target audience that fits their organization, 3. Determine what kinds of barriers need removal, 4. Take out all guesswork and use audience research to clarify approaches, 5. Think through their audience to organizational relationship, 6. Provide

Author(s): Levin, Kathi A.
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2008

As part of Americans for the Arts' continuing partnership with the American Association of School Administrators, this Monograph aims to help deepen the understanding between local school leaders and their community partners who care about arts education in their schools.

Author(s): Webb, Duncan M.
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2007

While nobody truly knows what to expect 25 years from now, the convening indicated that cultural facility leaders in 2032 will require greater community-building skills, new leadership styles, and the ability to build different physical spaces.

Author(s): Moskin, Bill and Glaze, Nancy
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2007

This Monograph is for individuals in all aspects of the field who are prepared to embrace the change and innovation necessary to successfully move the field forward.

Date of Publication: Dec 07, 2006

Colleges are an important part of the creative sector. We offer what is all too rare: employment for artists, scientists, and other innovative thinkers in various disciplines; spaces to develop new work; and environments that ideally allow students and faculty members to experiment, take risks, and learn from their failures. But are our institutions playing the role that they should in helping to build the creative economy?

Author(s): Fleischer, Leonard; Introduction by Gary Steuer
Date of Publication: Dec 01, 2006

In 1998 the Arts & Business Council Inc., with support from MetLife Foundation, began offering a series of arts issue forums in New York City. In 2002, with increased support from the foundation, nine cities were added to the roster, bringing the total number to 10, and the MetLife Foundation National Arts Forum Series was created.

Author(s): Government Accountability Office
Date of Publication: Nov 30, 2006

Issued by the United State Government Accountability Office this report outlines details of the Smithsonian Institution's contract with Showtime networks.

Author(s): Washington State Arts Commission
Date of Publication: May 31, 2006

Washington State Arts Commission 2007-2011 Strategic Plan