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
Half empty or half full? A discussion of ‘optimistic’ and ‘pessimistic’ models of cultural patronage
Carroll Joynes and Lawrence Rothfield (University of Chicago, Cultural Policy Program)
Taking Funds, Giving Offense, Making Money: The Brooklyn Museum of Art Controversy and the Dilemmas of Arts Policy
Papers are no longer available on-line since the publication of a book based on conference presentations. The book is titled Unsettling Sensation: Arts Policy Lessons from the Brooklyn Museum of Art Controversy.
The Controversy — A comprehensive archive of coverage and criticism of the Sensation furor in The Arts Journal on-line.