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Urban Cultural Projects: Research, Practice, Policy

On June 1-2, 2015, Cultural Policy Center staff and advisory committee members gathered at the University of Chicago's Center in Paris for two days of presentations and discussions with European colleagues about urban cultural projects—variously identified as “creative placemaking,” “urban regeneration,” or “culture-led development.”

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Digest Issue 7 released

We've just released the newest issue of The Digest—the CPC's in-house publication. This edition, titled "Art, Politics, and Civic Participation," synthesizes fresh academic research on the role of the arts in creating unexpected outlets for participation in American civic society. 

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CPC to lead two sessions at this year's Americans for the Arts convention

Calling all arts researchers! Join us for two CPC-hosted sessions at this year's Americans for the Arts (AFTA) convention. Not attending AFTA? Use #ArtsResearch and #AFTAcon to follow the conversation on Twitter.

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New report: The Cultural Lives of Californians

A new report, authored by CPC Research Manager Jennifer Novak-Leonard, presents findings from the California Survey of Arts & Cultural Participation, a study commissioned by The James Irvine Foundation and conducted by researchers at NORC at the University of Chicago.

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CPC and Smithsonian Institution convening on cultural heritage in Washington D.C.

Cultural Heritage: Conflict and ReconciliationEvent Recap
On Friday, April 17, the Smithsonian Institution and the Cultural Policy Center held a convening in Washington DC on the ways that cultural heritage is increasingly implicated in conflict and is also used to aid societal reconciliation and revitalization. 

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