"Set in Stone" - Building America's new generation of arts facilities
Researchers at the University of Chicago's Cultural Policy Center share recent findings from a comprehensive study on investment in U.S. arts facilities. The study, titled "Set in Stone: Building America's New Generation of Arts Facilities: 1994–2008," launched in 2007 in response to increasing concern within the cultural sector over the viability of arts construction projects.
Carroll Joynes, founder and research fellow at the Cultural Policy Center, said the study's main goal is to provide guidance to arts organizations pursuing construction, renovation, or expansion of facilities. Joanna Woronkowicz, researcher and associate at the Cultural Policy Center, explains the study found widespread over-investment in arts facilities between 1994 and 2008, and she describes several key factors arts organizations should consider as they plan construction projects.
The study was generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago is a nationally recognized interdisciplinary research center dedicated to informing policies that affect the arts, humanities, and cultural heritage. The Center is a joint initiative of the Harris School of Public Policy and NORC at the University of Chicago.
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