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Street parking is free but scarce. There is a free community parking lot a few blocks away on 60th and Stony Island. The Metra stops at 59th and Stony Island.
Our fall workshop series will explore topics related to books, publishing, and libraries. Subscribe to our email list to receive the forthcoming schedule.
Spring Workshop Series: Cultural Diplomacy
- Bill Ivey: "Starting Over: Reconfiguring American Cultural Diplomacy for the 21st Century"
- Robert Albro: "Cultural Diplomacy as Creative Collaboration: Applied Humanities Networks and Post-Values Partnerships"
- Morag M. Kersel: "U.S. Cultural Policy: People, Places, and Property in U.S. Foreign Relations"
- Richard Kurin: "Saving Haiti's Heritage: Cultural Recovery after the Earthquake"
- Deborah Lehr: "Egypt: A Public Private Partnership to Protect the Cultural Heritage of Countries in Crisis"
- Brian T. Edwards: "Iran, Cinema, and the Curious Logics of Circulation"
Winter Workshop Series: What can you do with an interest in the arts and cultural policy?
- Angelique Power: "So, you want to work at a Foundation? One funder's story"
- Ra Joy: "Give Voice to a Creative State: The Future of Arts Advocacy in Illinois"
- Karen Gahl-Mills, Joe Spencer, and Julie Burros: "With Arts at the Heart: Promoting artistic vitality in St. Paul, MN, and Cuyahoga County, OH"
- Rebecca Parker: "Practicing Community"
- Peter Linett: "Not Your Grandmother's Arts Scene: Cultural Change, Organizational Adaptation, and Social Research"
- Susannah Engstrom: "Building a Midwest Cultural Capital: Professional Theater in 1960s Minneapolis"
- Maria Kouri: "Economic crisis! Greece and the quest for cultural diplomacy"
Fall 2012 Workshops: Topics raised by the Chicago Cultural Plan
- Nick Rabkin and Ra Joy: "The New Chicago Cultural Plan: Looking ahead or a retread?"
- Richard Evans: "The Real Work — New Practices for a New Era in the Arts"
- Lynn Basa, Martin Atkins, Halena Kays, Onye Ozuzu, and Laura Shaeffer: "What Have Artists Got To Do With It?: Artists Respond to the New Cultural Plan"
- Ian David Moss: "Solving the Underpants Gnomes Problem: Towards an Evidence-Based Arts Policy"
Spring 2012 Workshops: New Media and Evolving Cultural Networks
Libby Hemphill on social networks and cultural production; Patrick Jagoda on transmedia games; Eszter Hargittai in variations in online creative expression; Stephanie Pereira on Kickstarter art project policies and successes; and Rebecca S. Graff on archaeology in the city of Chicago.
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Winter 2012 Workshops: City Cultural Planning continued
Drew Williams-Clark on mapping regional cultural indicators; Monika De Frantz on reconstructing contemporary Europe in Vienna and Berlin; Lawrence Rothfield on measuring the cultural vitality of scenes; Daniel Silver on cultural mapping; Eleonora Redaelli on authentic participation using GIS; and Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa Nicodemus on creative placemaking.
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Fall 2011 Workshops: City Cultural Planning
Michael C. Dorf on the original Chicago Cultural Plan; Alan Brown on "creative capital"; Alan Freeman on the evidence base for city cultural planning; Robert Bruegmann on patterns in urban growth; Carl Grodach on the cultural policy of Austin, Texas; and Jonathan Vickery on cultural policy in an age of scarcity.
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Teaching Artists and the Future of Education — panel & community forum — February 15, 2012
The first Chicago presentation of the Teaching Artist Research Project, a study of teaching artists and their work in a dozen cities, including Chicago.
With Nick Rabkin, Jessica Hudson, Cecil McDonald, Mario Rossero, and Margaret Beale Spencer.
This forum is presented by the Teaching Artist Development (TAD) Studio at Columbia College Chicago's Center for Community Arts Partnerships and sponsored by the Center for Community Arts Partnerships (CCAP) at Columbia College Chicago; the Cultural Policy Center, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, and NORC at the University of Chicago; and Ingenuity, Inc.
Funding for this colloquium was made possible by support from the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the Cultural Policy Center, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, and NORC at the University of Chicago.
Future of the City: The Arts Symposium — June 7, 2011
Co-hosted with the National Endowment for the Arts and the University of Chicago's Office of Civic Engagement.
The University of Chicago presents Future of the City: The Arts Symposium, a one-day gathering of leaders who are shaping the cultural landscape of Chicago and beyond.
Arts and culture are proving their power as economic and social catalysts for the creative transformation of cities. Strategic collaborations between government, businesses, foundations and academic sectors have helped to rejuvenate neighborhoods, inspire civic and community engagement, and incubate the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. We will explore these themes, related research, and public policies as they apply to Chicago and other urban centers.
David Simon and Wendell Pierce (The Wire and Treme) will hold a special lunch-time conversation during a day full of discussions between internationally recognized researchers, artists, academics, and civic leaders.
John Holden, author of Capturing Cultural Value: How Culture Has Become a Tool of Government Policy, will provide introductory remarks to expert panelists discussing how cultural policies and arts practices around the world are evolving as individuals, organizations, and cities adjust to social changes, technological advances and economic uncertainty.
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