The University of Chicago Cultural Policy Center assembled scholars of policy, education, law, and the arts along with experts from the nonprofit and corporate sectors to discuss the social impact of video games and ways of encouraging innovation and development in positive social directions.
Major funding from the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation and the Markle Foundation. Additional support from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the University of Chicago & Argonne Laboratory Computation Institute, the Renaissance Society, and Jamee Rosa.
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
Taking Funds, Giving Offense, Making Money: The Brooklyn Museum of Art Controversy and the Dilemmas of Arts Policy
Papers are no longer available on-line since the publication of a book based on conference presentations. The book is titled Unsettling Sensation: Arts Policy Lessons from the Brooklyn Museum of Art Controversy.
The Controversy — A comprehensive archive of coverage and criticism of the Sensation furor in The Arts Journal on-line.
Sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Joan and Irving Harris, and the Division of the Humanities and the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago