Lasting Effects Conference Summary and Edited Transcript (PDF) — Edited for clarity as well as concision, this document highlights the major themes of this conference. It provides a clear and brief introduction to current thinking about economic impact analyses. This document also contains a very informative introduction by Jonathan Katz and a glossary of economic terms.
The conference, held at the University of Washington, was a public discussion of "Mapping State Cultural Policy: The State of Washington," a research study published by the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago. The project was funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
The goal of this convening was to plan a large-scale study of state funding of the arts and humanities. No such study had been done for the past thirty years, despite state funding being the largest conduit of public funding for the arts and humanities.
The study, titled Mapping State Cultural Policy: The State of Washington, was published in 2003.
"The State Arts Agency Policy Environment" — Kelly Barsdate