This is the summary report of a convening hosted by the CPC at the University of Chicago's Center in Paris on June 1–2, 2015. The convening entailed two days of presentations and discussions with European colleagues about urban cultural projects—variously identified as “creative placemaking,” “urban regeneration,” or “culture-led development.”
In partnership with Joyce Foundation and DCASE, the Cultural Policy Center convened a series of discussions with Chicago-area arts and culture stakeholders with the goal of identifying the most pressing information and research needs of the local Chicago cultural sector. The result is a crowd-sourced research agenda that addresses the question, what do we need to know now in order to position Chicago as a global cultural city of the 22nd century?
This course provides an overview of U.S. cultural policy, tracing the origins of the arts infrastructure from the late 19th century to the present, with a focus on the shaping of cultural organizations, taste, patronage systems and audiences.
In the summer of 2012, the authors of this study brought together a group of campus art museum directors and outside experts to 'think out loud' about the changes already occurring at campus museums and where new opportunities and roles may be emerging. We hope the resulting paper will further the field's larger, continuing exploration of its roles and potentials through dialogue, research, and experimentation—an exploration that contributes to the continued healthy evolution of campus art museum practice.