Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2016

This report is an in-depth look at the perceptions and attitudes about the arts in the United States. An Americans for the Arts and Ipsos Public Affairs survey of more than 3,000 American adults over the age of 18 in December 2015, provides current insight on topics including support for arts education and government arts funding, personal engagement in the arts, the personal benefits and well-being that come from engaging in the arts, and if/how those benefits extend more broadly to the community.

Author(s): Association for Public Art
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2016

This sample map and brochure is from Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO, an award-winning audio program that features more than 150 voices and viewpoints of people from all walks of life – artists, educators, civic leaders, historians, and those with personal connections to the artworks.

Author(s): San Francisco Arts Commission
Date of Publication: Sep 01, 2015

This document outlines the San Francisco Arts Commission's (SFAC) policies and guidelines around public artworks in relation to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title II. It also provides assistances to artists and staff in adhering to these requirements. 

Author(s): Almaguer, Regina and Przyblyski, Jeannene
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2015

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) initiated steps toward the formal adoption of policies and procedures for a revitalized art program that will build upon the District’s past efforts to integrate quality art into BART facilities to improve the customer experience, infuse stations with elements of surprise and wonder, and strengthen the sense of identity and vibrancy in communities throughout the District.

Author(s): Walsh, Patricia
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2015

The results for the 2015 effort Americans for the Arts and the PAN Council exploration in the development and management of several established regionally foscused public art groups to better understand how these groups opperated.

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): Musher, Sharon Ann
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2015

Drawing on close readings of government-funded architecture, murals, plays, writing, and photographs, Democratic Art argues that those engaged in New Deal art were part of an explicitly cultural agenda that sought not just to create art but to democratize and Americanize it as well. By tracing a range of aesthetic visions that flourished during the 1930s, this brand new book outlines the successes, shortcomings, and lessons of the golden age of government funding for the arts.

Author(s): DeShazo, Jessica and Smith Zachary, Editors
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2015

"DeShazo & Smith carefully selected eight U.S. cities to demonstrate the breadth and innovation in municipal public art programs today, from vegetable gardens to performance spaces and temporary site-specific installations. But the real value in these case studies lies not in the final products, but in underlining the public engagement process before and afterwards. They teach us that indifference is bad: a sign of low civic interest where people are disconnected, and stress the importance of critique and allowing the public to both adopt and adapt the works/spaces to their own

Author(s): Bloom, Joshua and Phillips, Surale
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2015

Inspired by the popular 21 Balançoires (21 Swings) installation, The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation is a standalone musical installation available for international touring.Since 2011, the original 21 Swings installation has attracted millions of fans to the Quartier des spectacles area in Montréal, where every day each swing has swung an average of 8,500 times. This is a study and compartive analysis of the impact the project had on three citie

Author(s): Hech, Ben; Walker, Darren; de Souza Briggs, Xavier; Waits, Mary Jo; Lee, Edwin M.; DeCaigny, Tom; Hoi, Samuel; Markusen, Ann; Gadwa Nicodemus, Anne; Sheppard, Stephen; Morley, Elaine; Winkler,Mary K.;Hattem,Gary;Chu, Jane ;Schupbach, Jason;Rapson, Rip
Date of Publication: Dec 01, 2014

Artists and cultural institutions have an important role to play in neighborhood social and economic vitality. As community developers consider how best to reimagine space they can and should look to the arts to help create place. This work, otherwise known as “creative placemaking,” is beginning to take shape across the country. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is pleased to dedicate Volume 10, Issue 2 of the Community Development Investment Review to this emerging work.