Art and Culture through a Neighborhood Lens: Implications for the Development of Cultural Policy

March 1, 2001 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

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

Maria-Rosario Jackson & Joaquin Herranz, The Urban Institute

How are art and culture valued at the neighborhood level? How can they be integrated into broader policy and planning discussions about neighborhood well-being? This project studies the ways residents, community builders, artists, and arts administrators who live and work in a neighborhood perceive the role of arts and culture in it. By better understanding the complex relationship between neighborhood and culture, the project aims to provide tools for creating policies and programs that can improve quality of life, especially in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

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