The Arts and the Public Purpose

This 1997 Assembly centered on the role of the arts in American public life. The meeting explored how the arts define American identity, contribute to quality of life and economic growth, and help to form an educated and aware citizenry.  Participants identified opportunities for education in the arts, data analysis in arts policy, and increased collaboration throughout the arts sector.


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