Is any city effective in retaining and employing its arts students, thus cultivating its future creative workforce? To inform this question, this brief examines the extent to which arts alumni remain in Chicago, whether attending school in Chicago helped keep them in the area, and where they live now. Additionally, we look at first work experiences, current employment, and the extent to which arts alumni feel their arts-training relates to both.
Investigating the relationship among arts learning (both past and current), overall educational attainment, and all forms of arts participation.
Steven J. Tepper, associate director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy and associate professor in the department of sociology at Vanderbilt; and incoming dean (July 2014) of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University
Teaching Artists, hybrid professionals who link the arts to education and community life, are redefining the roles that the arts can play in public education. Who are teaching artists? Where and how do they work? What new strategies might they offer to help ailing public schools? And how can schools become generative sites of creative growth for artists, teachers and students?
On November 12, 2010, the Cultural Policy Center hosted a forum on “Jobs in the Arts: the experience of six degree-granting institutions in the Chicago area,” with representatives from the Department of Cultural Affairs, Columbia College, the University of Chicago, DePaul University (The School of Music and The Theater School), the College of Architecture and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and researchers from NORC, Slover Linett Strategies, and the Strategic Natio