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Author McCarthy, Kevin F
Title Arts and Culture in the Metropolis : Strategies for Sustainability
Imprint Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, The, 2007
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Note Cover -- Preface -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter One - Introduction -- The Context -- The Study -- Objectives of the Monograph -- Research Approach -- The Organizational Infrastructure of the Local Arts Sector -- The Structure of Local Support -- The Larger Sociodemographic and Economic Context -- Organization of the Monograph -- Chapter Two - The Roots of the Challenges Facing the Nonprofit Arts -- Historical Patterns -- The 1960s -- The 1990s to the Present -- Short- and Long-Term Issues -- Chapter Three - The Ecology of the Arts Sector -- Introduction -- Nonprofit Arts Organizations -- Arts-Presenting Organizations -- Financial Support -- Community Context -- Sociodemographics -- Historical and Institutional Factors -- Discussion -- Chapter Four - Community Responses -- Introduction -- Organizational Arrangements -- Structure -- Division of Labor Among Agencies -- Organizational Functions -- Financing -- Technical Assistance -- Art Presentation -- Promotion and Advocacy -- Economic Development -- Using the Framework As a Strategic Planning Tool -- Comparing Communities by Service Levels -- Ratings by Grant Levels -- Ratings by Technical Assistance Function -- Ratings by Arts Presentation and Public Art Functions -- Ratings by Promotion and Advocacy Functions -- Ratings by Economic Development Function -- Support Systems and the Local Arts Ecology -- Chapter Five - Philadelphia -- Introduction -- Philadelphia's Arts Ecology -- The Arts Infrastructure -- Strengths and Weaknesses of the Arts Infrastructure -- The Support Structure -- Strengths and Weaknesses of the Support Structure -- The Regional Environment -- Strengths and Weaknesses of the Regional Context -- Threats, Opportunities, and Strategies to Deal with Them -- Threats -- Opportunities -- Recommendations -- The Longer Term -- Appendix
The nonprofit arts currently face an environment that challenges the way the arts have grown and raises the prospect of future consolidation. Cognizant of these problems, William Penn Foundation and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance asked RAND to examine the condition of Philadelphia's arts and culture sector and recommend actions to ensure its sustainability. The authors identify the sources and characteristics of this new environment and describe the ways local arts communities are responding to the challenges confronting them. In the course of their analysis of eleven metropolitan regions, including Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Pittsburgh, they introduce two novel ways of examining the local arts sector. First, they focus on the relationship among the three components of communities' "arts ecology": their arts infrastructures; the support systems upon which the arts depend; and the sociodemographic, economic, and the political environment in which they operate. Second, they create a new framework for describing and evaluating the range of support services that communities provide to their arts sectors. They then use this framework to analyze the components of Philadelphia's arts ecology and assess its specific strengths and weaknesses
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: McCarthy, Kevin F. Arts and Culture in the Metropolis : Strategies for Sustainability Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, The,c2007 9780833038906
Subject Arts -- United States -- Finance -- Case studies.;Art patronage -- United States -- Case studies.;Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- Case studies.;Metropolitan areas -- United States -- Case studies
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