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NEA Publications: 1997 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts: Summary Report

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the 1997 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts has recently been made available on the Web. The survey covers attendance at events in the visual and performing arts, use of broadcast and performance media by patrons of the arts, and the demographics of performers. Specifically, the survey gives statistics on numbers of attendees at artistic...

https://www.arts.gov/impact/research/publications/1997-surve...
The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals

Drawing on the extensive collection of books and prints in the Getty Research Institute's Special Collections, the Edible Monument is an online exhibit that testifies to the human passion for food and its use in celebrations and rituals. The 75 items available for perusal here are divided into five main topical areas, such as Festivals, Banquets, Art of Decorative Desserts, and Street Festivals....

http://www.getty.edu/research/exhibitions_events/exhibitions...
Net Art at Furtherfield: Web Art, Political Art, Poetry, Critical Text & Creative Freedom

Founded in 1997 by artists Marc Garrett and Ruth Catlow, Furtherfield is "an online platform for the creation, promotion, criticism, and archiving of adventurous digital / net art work for public viewing, experience, and interaction." In particular, Furtherfield focuses on "network related projects that explore new social contexts that transcend the digital, or offer a subjective voice that...

https://www.furtherfield.org/
Survey Shows Britons Have Trouble Identifying Art Masterpieces

While Americans seem lacking in geographical knowledge at times (such as the fact that some high school graduates do not think that New Mexico is part of the United States), a recent survey by the Encyclopedia Britannica indicates that Britons are unfamiliar with the masterpieces of art. The survey asked 500 adults aged 18 and over to identify the artists responsible for well-known paintings, and...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/1003
Lannan: A Foundation Dedicated to Cultural Freedom, Diversity, and Creativity

The Lannan Foundation was founded in 1960 by J. Patrick Lannan, Sr., a self-educated scholar and financier who believed in the cultural importance of innovative and controversial forms of visual and literary art. As the mission statement notes, the Foundation supports these types of long-term projects, along with "inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities." Specifically, the...

https://lannan.org/
Capturing Cultural Value

Various policy analysts, politicians, and other persons have become increasingly intrigued by the potential that various cultural programs and initiatives may have in terms of economic development in their respective regions. This report, authored by John Holden on behalf of the Demos Group in London, examines the way in which government views the potential benefits of various cultural programs....

https://www.demos.co.uk/files/CapturingCulturalValue.pdf
How the United States Funds The Arts

There is a considerable debate going on around the country about who should be responsible for funding the very diverse activities that fall under the umbrella of the "arts". Some say that it is better to allow private groups and charitable organizations more leeway in this area, while others favor giving the federal government a greater role in this process. This helpful and intriguing 31-page...

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/how-the-us-funds-th...
A Portrait of the Visual Arts: Meeting the Challenges Of A New Era

The world of the visual arts is, at times, a chaotic one. There are a myriad of different institutions attempting to garner the attention of experts in the field, the general public, and various philanthropic organizations. It can be a complex landscape, but this latest report from the RAND organization goes a long way to document the many challenges that the visual arts community faces. While...

https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2005/R...
Americans for the Arts

Over the past several decades, a host of organizations have developed for the purpose of lobbying on behalf of the arts throughout the United States. Americans for the Arts was created in 1996 when the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies and the American Council for the Arts merged. The primary purpose of the nonprofit organization is to advance the cause of the arts in America through...

https://www.americansforthearts.org/
Americans for the Arts (Last reviewed in the Scout Report on September 15, 1995)

Based in Washington, D.C. and New York, Americans for the Arts is primarily interested in "representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts." From their homepage, visitors can learn about their most recent advocacy efforts and also learn more about creating and supporting arts opportunities in various...

https://www.americansforthearts.org/
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