The Social Impact of the Informal Arts in Chicago Neighborhoods

March 16, 2001 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

The University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Room 600

Alaka Wali, Center for Cultural Understanding and Change, The Field Museum
& Elena Marcheschi, Columbia College Chicago Center for Arts Policy

The multitude of creative artistic experiences that fall outside traditional non-profit and commercial settings are known as "unincorporated" or "informal" arts. This research investigates the composition of the informal portion of the arts sector within specific communities, studying its relationship to the non-profit and commercial parts of the sector, and exploring its social impact on participants, their communities, and beyond.

Co-sponsored by the University of Chicago and the Columbia College Chicago Center for Arts Policy

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