• Paper: Set In Stone: Building America’s New Generation of Arts Facilities, 1994-2008

    By: Joanna Woronkowicz, Researcher and Associate of the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago,
    D.Carroll Joynes, Senior Fellow, Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago,
    Peter Frumkin, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Social Policy, Faculty Director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Program,
    Anastasia Kolendo, Research Associate, RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, University of Texas at Austin,
    Bruce Seaman, Associate Professor of Economics, Georgia State University,
    Robert Gertner, Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance and Deputy Dean, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and
    Norman Bradburn, Senior Fellow, Cultural Policy Center and NORC at the University of Chicago

    In 2007, just before the domestic economy experienced a major trauma, the Cultural Policy Center at the Harris School and NORC at the University of Chicago launched a national study of cultural building in the United States. It was motivated by multiple requests from leading consultants in the cultural sector who found themselves involved in a steadily growing number of major building projects-museums, performing arts centers (PACs), and theaters-and from foundation officers who were frequently asked to help fund these infrastructure projects. With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the team from the Cultural Policy Center and NORC were able to conduct systematic scientific research on cultural building in the United States between 1994 and 2008 and come to a number of conclusions that have important implications for the cultural sector.

    The research resulted in a number of conclusions on cultural building in the United States, particularly in regard to the inquiries conducted on 1. the landscape of cultural building, 2. the investment determinants of cultural building, 3. the feasibility of cultural building projects, 4. case studies of cultural building projects, and 5. the effects on communities in which cultural projects are built.

    Set in Stone (2012) [PAPER]

     

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    Added on: August 22, 2013