Archive for the ‘Reading Room’ Category

Reading Room: Reckoning with a Reckoning

Reckoning with a Reckoning: How Cultural Institutions Can Advance Equity
By Kim Zeuli, Maria Rosario Jackson, and Seth Beattie
Nonprofit Quarterly

Arts and culture are not a monolith. There are countless arts organizations that directly invest in the social and economic priorities of the communities they serve — often doing so with fewer resources and against the tide of underinvestment. We write this article as a call for arts and cultural organizations to do more in the name of community justice, both by learning from the equity practices of others in the sector and by actively collaborating with (and financially compensating) these experts and catalysts.

Reading Room: Pro-tips for Boundary Setting

Artists, Writers, and Curators Share Pro-tips for Boundary Setting

Sometimes, it begins by making a small request: “does this need to be a Zoom?” Indeed, during this lockdown time when our work and home lives are so intertwined, it can feel exhausting keeping up with work-from-home demands. To help, we have convened the expertise of artists, writers, and curators whose work is focused on collective care and rest to elaborate on the importance of boundary setting.

Reading Room: New Year Edition

“I Desegregated the University of Georgia. History Is Still in the Making.”

“Building Community Wealth Through Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development: An Invitation to Action”

“2021 Creative Capital Awards”

“Arts and Research Partnerships in Practice”

Reading Room: ArtPlace America 10 Years

ArtPlace America 10 Years

Operating from 2010 to 2020, ArtPlace’s mission was to position arts and culture as a core sector of community planning and development and to strengthen the field of creative placemaking. ArtPlace worked to enlist artists as allies in cultivating equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities across the United States. ArtPlace worked toward this goal by supporting demonstration projects through the National Creative Placemaking Fund; organizational change through the Community Development Investments program; cross-sector research and resource strategies to embed practice across the field of community development; knowledge and network strategies within the fields of arts and culture, local government, and higher education; and storytelling and convening work.

Reading Room: “Guidance for Rewarding and Recognizing Community Engaged Scholarship in the Arts”

Reading Room: “Guidance for Rewarding and Recognizing Community Engaged Scholarship in the Arts”

Big Ten Arts Administrators Report

Our goal is to share this document widely to assist humanities, arts, and design faculty members and administrators—deans, department chairs, faculty councils—at many institutions around the country. It will give courage to those wishing to create a culture within an institution (especially at the department and college level) that values a wider range of scholarship than many current promotion and tenure guidelines allow. It offers tangible recommendations that a department, school, or college can implement for organizational change that might not be possible at the institutional level, which is even more complex.

Reading Room: Creative Workforce Proposal

Reading Room: To Rebuild and Reimagine the United States Post-Pandemic, We Must Put Creative Workers to Work

By Americans for the Arts

To thrive post-pandemic, the United States must leverage our creative power, putting creative workers to work rebuilding, reimagining, unifying, and healing communities in every state and territory, as well as within tribal lands. Below, we propose 15 specific actions that the next Administration can take to activate the creative economy within a comprehensive national recovery strategy.