In partnership with Joyce Foundation and DCASE, the Cultural Policy Center convened a series of discussions with Chicago-area arts and culture stakeholders with the goal of identifying the most pressing information and research needs of the local Chicago cultural sector. The result is a crowd-sourced research agenda that addresses the question, what do we need to know now in order to position Chicago as a global cultural city of the 22nd century?
Chicago's Public Art Program has been tainted by an inordinate amount of controversy in the last decade. Media coverage of the program has focused almost exclusively on the legal challenges it has faced. This paper offers a more thorough and objective evaluation of the program’s policies and practices.
Many people argue that public art contains an element of "bequest value": value derived by people today from the expected enjoyment of the art by future generations. This benefit, many believe, can only be uncovered vis-à-vis non-market valuation mechanisms such as contingent valuation (CV) surveys.