The report is the product of a convening held in Washington D.C. with the Smithsonian Institution in April 2015 (full event recap, photos, and video).
This is the summary report of a convening hosted by the CPC at the University of Chicago's Center in Paris on June 1–2, 2015. The convening entailed two days of presentations and discussions with European colleagues about urban cultural projects—variously identified as “creative placemaking,” “urban regeneration,” or “culture-led development.”
This report presents findings from the California Survey of Arts & Cultural Participation, a new study commissioned by The James Irvine Foundation and conducted by researchers at NORC at the University of Chicago. The Cultural Lives of Californians: Insights from the California Survey of Arts & Cultural Participation reframes the conversation about arts participation and provides extraordinary insights on the critical role that arts nonprofits can play in communities.
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?
In 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts partnered with NORC's General Social Survey to ask why people attend arts events. This new report looks beyond demographics to discover the attitudes, motivations, and barriers for attending the arts at different life stages.