SOURCES FOR THE MEETING ON ARTS AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

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The seventh Saguaro Seminar (Saguaro VII) met in June 1999 at Sol y Sombra in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The meeting focused on the arts and civic engagement.

We have created a list of related and readings which is available either as a direct link or a downloadable PDF document. Please note that while we have tried to maintain the links to most of these readings, some of the links might not work.

Note: this is only a description of some of the issues and ideas considered. For our official set of recommendations, see our BetterTogether report.


Putnam, Robert. Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Simon and Schuster: New York, NY, 2000. [especially chapter 24] Participation in the arts

Judith Higgins Balfe and Rolf Myersohn, "Arts Participation by the Baby Boomers: A Report for the Research Division of the National Endowment for the Arts," Graduate Center, City University of New York, February 1995

National Endowment for the Arts, 1997 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts.

Moni Peters and Maya Cherbo, "The Missing Sector: The Unincorporated Arts" in Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, Vol. 26, Issue 2, Summer 1998. pp. 115-128.

Lawrence Levine, Highbrow/Lowbrow. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA, 1988.

John H. Falk, "Visitors: Who does, who doesn’t, and why?" Museum News, March/April 1998.

The impact of the arts on social capital

Barbara Schaffer Bacon, et. al, "Animating Democracy: The Artistic Imagination as a Force in Civic Dialogue." Report to the Ford Foundation submitted by the Americans for the Arts and the Institute for Community Development and the Arts. April, 1999.

Shirley Brice Heath and Elisabeth Soep, "Youth Development and the Arts in Nonschool Hours," in Grantmakers and the Arts, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 1998).

Shirley Brice Heath, "Living the Arts through Language and Learning: A Report on Community-Based Youth Organizations." Americans for the Arts Monograph, Vol. 2, No. 7, Nov. 1998.

Michael Argyle. The Psychology of Happiness (Routledge, 2002)

"Use or Ornament? The Social Impact of Participation in the Arts," Summary of study by Comedia Research Group, England, 1997.

Tricia Snell, "American Creativity at Risk: Restoring Creativity as a Priority in Public Policy, Cultural Philanthropy, and Education." Alliance of Artists’ Communities, November 8-10, 1996.

Maria-Rosario Jackson, "Arts and Culture Indicators Community Building Project: January 1996-May 1998. A Report to the Rockefeller Foundation," The Urban Institute, Fall 1998.

William Cleveland, "Chaos, Art, and the Age of Uncertainty." Speech delivered to annual assembly of National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Nov. 1, 1997.

Art and community revitalization

Lois Weisberg, The Gallery 37 Model: A Resource Manual for Designing an Arts-Based Youth Employment Program," City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 1999.

"Challenge America: A Proposal for FY 2000 to Strengthen Communities through the Arts," National Endowment for the Arts, 1999.

Molly Glentzer, "Art with a Heart," Hope Magazine, Sept./Oct. 1996.

Reagan Walker, "Handmade in America: North Carolina Aims to Prove Art, Economic Development Can Mix," The Atlanta Constitution. April 4, 1999.

Lily Yeh, "Village of Arts and Humanities." in Grantmakers in the Arts, Vol. 10, No. 1. Spring 1999, pp. 25-27.

Museums and civic engagement

Bonnie Pitman, "Excellence and Equity: Moving Forward" Museum News, Jan/Feb 1993.

Michelle Coffey, "Teen Programs: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN," National Association of Artists Organizations Bulletin, Fall 1997.

Edmund Barry Gaither, "Hey! That's Mine": Thoughts on Pluralism and American Museums," in Museums and Communities, edited by Ivan Karp, Christine Mullen Kreamer and Steven Lavine, Smithsonian Institution Press. 1992.

John Kuo Wei Tchen, Excerpts from "Creating a Dialogic Museum: The Chinatown History Museum Experiment." in Museums and Communities, edited by Ivan Karp, Christine Mullen Kreamer and Steven Lavine, Smithsonian Institution Press. 1992.

Mindy Duitz, "The Soul of a Museum: Commitment to Community at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum," in Museums and Communities, edited by Ivan Karp, Christine Mullen Kreamer and Steven Lavine, Smithsonian Institution Press. 1992.

Adam Gopnik, "The Death of an Audience," The New Yorker, Oct. 5, 1992.

Alberta Arthurs, "Making Change: Museums and Public Life," transcript of lecture for the Arts and Humanities in Public Life Conference at the University of Chicago, January 19, 1999.

"Toledo Museum of Art: Interests of Local Employers and Museum Merge in Toledo," Engaging the Entire Community: A New Role for Permanent Collections, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund report, 1999.

Performing arts institutions engaging their communities

Bruce Coppock, "Speech to Grantmakers in the Arts," Oct. 10, 1995.

Phyllis O’Neill and James Bau Graves, et. al., "House Island Project: Advancing the Heritage of Main’s Ethnic Communities," Portland, ME: Portland Performing Arts, Inc., 1996.

Artists involving citizens in the creative process

Cocke, Dudley, "Theater of Place," in Grantmakers in the Arts, Vol. 10, No. 1 Spring 1999.

Burnham, Linda, "The Cutting Edge is Enormous: Liz Lerman and Richard Owen Geer," in The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of Art in the Public Arena, Linda Frye Burnham and Steven Durland, eds., NY: Critical Press. 1997.

John Vidal, "This Man Could Give Archer a Few Tips," The Guardian (London), November 26, 1998.

Paterson, Douglas L. and Mark Weinberg, "We Are All Theater: An Interview with Augusto Boal," in The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of Art in the Public Arena. Linda Frye Burnham and Steven Durland, eds., NY: Critical Press. 1997.

The arts as treatment for social ills

Durland, Steven, "Maintaining Humanity: Interview with Grady Hillman About Arts-In-Corrections" in The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of Art in the Public Arena, Linda Frye Burnham and Steven Durland, eds. NY: Critical Press. 1997.

William Cleveland, "Between Me and the Giant: Imagination Workshop" in The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of Art in the Public Arena. Linda Frye Burnham and Steven Durland, eds. NY: Critical Press. 1997.

Perlstein, Susan. "We Are All Connected: Elders Share the Arts," in The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of Art in the Public Arena, Linda Frye Burnham and Steven Durland, eds. NY: Critical Press. 1997.



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