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): Arts Alliance Illinois
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2016

After more than a year of statewide outreach and consensus building, the Illinois Arts Learning Standards Initiative has developed comprehensive recommendations for updating the state’s arts learning standards to reflect best practices. This report summarizes the process and presents the recommended standards. It also outlines practical strategies for implementing the standards successfully.

Author(s): Polin, Jane L.
Date of Publication: May 10, 2015

In the 2001 landmark school financing case Campaign for Fiscal Equity vs. State of New York, Justice DeGrasse addressed the role of the arts in education. In his ruling, access to a complete education—an education that includes the arts—is the right, not the privilege, of students attending public schools in the state of New York. He went on to acknowledge the potential special benefits of an arts education for students from disadvantaged circumstances.

Author(s): Bye, Carolyn
Date of Publication: May 10, 2015

It is a pleasure to be a part of this day and a part of your initiative, Cultural Policy at the Grassroots. My remarks are based on a report I authored for The McKnight Foundation, A New Angle – Arts Development in the Suburbs. The report looks at suburban arts in a metropolitan context and has many parallels for the work that you are doing here in Prince William County.

Author(s): San Francisco Arts Commission Civic Art Collection
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2015

This document establishes policies and procedures for the acquisition, placement, care and management of works of art for the art collection of the City and County of San Francisco. 

Author(s): Arts Education in Maryland Schools
Date of Publication: Sep 01, 2014

This report examines the state of Maryland’s policies and regulations on arts curriculum and instruction; determines the current status of arts education in Maryland schools; and, makes recommendations to the Governor’s P-20 Leadership Council regarding fine arts education in Maryland.

Author(s): San Jose Cultural and Visitor Services
Date of Publication: Aug 01, 2008

This sample document is an example of a Public Art Ordinace. In this document, the San Jose outlines the purpose of its public art program and how it will allocate funds to meet program needs. 

Author(s): Carlborg, Sonja; Korza, Pam; Schaffer Bacon, Barbara
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2005

This Monograph tells the story of the Arts Council of Greater Lima (Ohio), which harnessed the power of the arts to prompt civic action, and high-lights best practices culled from the experiences of 37 arts and humanities projects.

Author(s): Richard, Julie A.
Date of Publication: Dec 01, 2004

Americans for the Arts and the National School Boards Association are now working together to increase the presence and quality of public school arts education.

Author(s): Bass, Gary D. and Irons, John S.
Date of Publication: May 31, 2003

This report examines the role of the estate tax in an individuals decision to bequest money to charities. Theoretical and empirical evidence suggest that the elimination of the estate tax will cause significant reductions in charitable giving to nonprofit organizations. In 2001, the repeal would have meant a loss between $3.6 and $6 billion in bequests. In addition, repeal would have meant an additional $5 billion loss of giving during the lifetime of people subject to the estate tax. The total annual loss of charitable giving would thus be approximately $10 billion per