Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2010

This year’s topic, The Role of the Arts in Educating America for Great Leadership and Economic Strength, is important to us all. As a country, we face enormous challenges—from the economy to the environment to maintaining our global competitiveness. Overcoming these challenges requires both vision and the know-how to make it happen. Education remains at the heart of whether our young people and our workers will be prepared to meet these challenges head on.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2010

This year’s National Arts Policy Roundtable took place on September 24 – 26, 2009, at the Redford Center at the Sundance Preserve and focused on the role of the arts in building strong, vibrant, and connected global communities. Our goal was to identify actionable strategies that will help bring us closer to realizing deeper and more positive global relationships, in and through the arts.

Author(s): Baker, Ramona A.
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2009

This Monograph will consider the changes in United Arts Funds as they are being thrust into a larger community leadership role, their causes, and the ways in which the field is adapting.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2008

On September 25‐27, 2008, 29 leaders gathered at the third annual National Arts Policy Roundtable to consider the topic The Arts and Civic Engagement: Strengthening the 21st Century Community. We believe that civic engagement—that is, the active commitment by individuals to participate and contribute to the improvement of one’s neighborhood, community, nation and world—is vital to healthy communities, healthy business environments, and a healthy democracy.

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): Southern Art Federation
Date of Publication: Jul 31, 2006

An exhibition host agreement between the Southern Art Federation (SAF) and the Arts Council of Beaufort County.

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

Washington State Arts Commission 2007-2011 Strategic Plan

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2006

Nonprofit arts organizations derive 43 percent of their revenue from private contributions (individuals, foundations, and corporations). It is this funding stream that enables them to deliver their cultural product, affordably, to the entire community. Research suggests that we are in the midst of a major shift in how these organizations are supported—one that if not addressed will radically alter America’s cultural landscape.

Author(s): Baker, Ramona
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2005

Most corporate executives changed careers for heartfelt reasons—to give back to their community, to support something they believed in, and to make a difference in an arts organization or in their own lives. Many found their new work more challenging than expected, especially reporting to a board and fundraising. Most consider their transition successful. Leadership change is always challenging, especially when a new leader comes from outside the arts or nonprofit sector. This Monograph examines such issues and suggests how these changes may benefit both the arts and business communities.

Author(s): Cuesta, Carlo M.; Gillespie, Dana M.; Lillis, Padraic
Date of Publication: Aug 31, 2005

This report summarizes findings from a McKnight Foundations study which examined the impact of the arts on the community and economic health of eight rural Minnesota towns.