Author(s): Helicon Collaborative
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2018

The goal of this field scan is to understand and frame how place-based arts and cultural inter-ventions, or “creative placemaking,” can advance sustainability outcomes in the context of community development. We focused on the U.S. context, although many of the issues and priorities identified are also globally relevant. [Introduction, p. 6]

Author(s): Mary Ann DeVlieg
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2010

This research paper and report on a 2010 summit convened by the Asia-Europe Foundation provides a variety of examples of current and future practice at the arts/environment/sustainability intersection.

Author(s): Alexis Frasz
Date of Publication: 2015

Grantmakers in the Arts commissioned this survey of arts funders who are supporting environment-related work. Some of the funders are actively pursuing this cross-sector work, while others are just beginning to consider whether and how to do this.

Author(s): Alison Tickell and Sarah Gardner
Date of Publication: November 1, 2014

This report presents research across a wide range of national arts councils and ministries of culture, with the goal of broadening the understanding of environmental sustainability in connection to the arts, outlining current and future work, and encouraging collaboration and partnership to develop policies and programs related to culture and environmental sustainability.

Author(s): World Travel & Tourism Council
Date of Publication: March 1, 2017

This report from the World Travel & Tourism Council looks at the impact of envirnonmental and sustainability issues on the future of global tourism.

Author(s): János Csapó
Date of Publication: April 2012

The main aim of this chapter is to thoroughly present the role and positions of cultural tourism, as one of modern tourism industry’s most dynamically developing branch, in today’s global tourism market both from the theoretical and the practical point of view.

Author(s): Lord, Clay
Date of Publication: February 2020

As we turned the corner into 2020, the Americans for the Arts staff put our heads together to come up with the 10 big trends tha we think are worth paying attention to this year.

Author(s): Cohen, Randy
Date of Publication: March 2020

The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us—fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts bring us joy, help us express our values, and build bridges between cultures. The arts are also a fundamental component of a healthy community—strengthening them socially, educationally, and economically—benefits that persist even in difficult social and economic times.

Author(s): Cohen, Randy
Date of Publication: May 2020

Local arts agencies—arts councils, arts commissionscultural affairs departments—are an essential tool for community leaders as they rebuild their economies and promote social cohesion. The nation’s 4,500 local arts agencies (LAAs) support, present, and promote the dynamic value of the arts. Through their partnerships and leadership, LAAs are building healthier communities through the arts.

Author(s): DeNobriga, Kathie
Date of Publication: Oct 18, 2021

This case study explores a year-long project in rural central Virginia and coordinated by Wintergreen Performing Arts, Inc. (WPAI), a music presenter primarily known for its summer classical music festival. In 2002, Preserving the Rural Soundscape linked together three separate elements. The first was the commission and world premiere of "Singing the Blue Ridge," a suite of songs by Dr. Judith Shatin, scored for electronic music, voice, and orchestra. The second element was a community dialogue process using a study circle to explore issues