State Arts Funding

April 20, 2001 - 9:00am to April 21, 2001 - 5:00pm

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.

Conference Papers

"The State Arts Agency Policy Environment" — Kelly Barsdate

"Information Sources for State-Level Arts Policy: Current Resources and Future Needs" — Kelly Barsdate

"The State Arts Agency: An Overview of Cultural Federalism in the United States" — Kevin Mulcahy

"A New Institutional Economics Approach to the Organization of State and Provincial Arts Councils" — Michael Ruston

Conference Participants

Edward Arian, Drexel University

Susan Bonaiuto, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

Bill Brown, University of Chicago

Ed Dickey, National Endowment for the Arts

D. Carroll Joynes, University of Chicago, Cultural Policy Center

David Karraker, Arts Policy Consultant

Jonathan Katz, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Gail Leftwich, Federation of State Humanities Councils

Paul Minicucci, California Arts Council

Kevin Mulcahy, Louisiana State University

Anthony Radich, Western States Arts Federation

Lawrence Rothfield, University of Chicago, Cultural Policy Center

Michael Rushton, University of Regina

J. Mark Schuster, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christopher Zinn, Oregon Council for the Humanities