Presenter: J. Mark Schuster, Editor and Project Director of Mapping State Cultural Policy: The State of Washington (Cultural Policy Center 2003)
Discussants: Reginald Jones, Executive Director of the Steans Family Foundation, and Kristina Valaitis, Executive Director of the Illinois Humanities Council
Respondent: Jody Kretzmann, co-director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD Institute) at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and an advocate of mapping community level assets as part of a planning process
The conference, held at the University of Washington, was a public discussion of "Mapping State Cultural Policy: The State of Washington," a research study published by the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago. The project was funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Jonathan Katz, CEO, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
In dialogue with Lawrence Rothfield, Associate Professor of English, Faculty Director, Cultural Policy Center, the University of Chicago
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