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Chicago Community Trust;
The Arts and Culture Report was developed by Arts Alliance Illinois in collaboration with an advisory committee. The report was commissioned by The Chicago Community Trust to support the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional planning effort led by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).
Explores the potential of people who participate in arts and culture as a resource for community organizers, funders and policymakers who are seeking ways to strengthen communities.
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta;
Provides an overview of Atlanta area arts and cultural organizations; the role of the arts in education, youth engagement, community development, and support for underserved populations; and the foundation's support for the arts between 2005 and 2009.
Markusen Economic Research;
Examines the budgets, disciplinary focus, geographic distribution, and economic impact of California's arts and cultural nonprofit groups; workforce, volunteers, and supporters; and governance, organizational relationships, and challenges.
Report outlines seven best practices in arts and culture fundraising and also illustrates how several high performing organizations are putting these into action. Gives an overview of the arts market and fundraising landscape. Appendices include worksheets for wealth screening (gifts and prospect/portfolio analysis), and a sample prospect tracking form.
Presents findings by the Urban Institute's Arts and Culture Indicators in Community Building Project on a range of arts and cultural participation within the context of various community building processes.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation;
The intent of the Arts & Culture Loan Fund was to address systemic financial issues among small- to mid-sized Chicago-based arts organizations.
This evaluation was designed to understand the extent to which the program achieved its intended results. The following hierarchy of program objectives serves as the framework for the evaluation process and this report.
1. Enable participants to manage short-term cash flow
2. Enable participants to build relationships with commercial lenders
3. Provide participants with quality technical assistance
National Center for Arts Research (NCAR);
What factors make up a community's arts vibrancy, and which cities possess them? While the complex mixture of attributes is a large puzzle to piece together, it is increasingly sought after by civic leaders, funders and policy makers. As a contribution to this growing interest, we have undertaken an analytical assessment of arts vibrancy across U.S. cities and developed the Arts Vibrancy Index, a set of data-based indices that highlight metropolitan areas whose arts and culture scenes pulsate with vigor and activity in a variety of ways.
Offers a framework for capturing and measuring arts, culture, and creative expression at the neighborhood level. Discusses the presence of opportunities for cultural participation, impacts of participation, and support systems for cultural expression.
Presents findings by the Urban Institute's Arts and Culture Indicators in Community Building Project on the characteristics of support systems that are most likely to produce opportunities for cultural engagement.
Finds that more people attend arts and cultural events in community venues such as open air spaces, schools, and places of worship, than in conventional arts venues such as concert halls, theaters, museums, and art galleries.