Arts & Culture

Legacy City Design Initiative

The Legacy City Design Initiative is a network that shares innovative design practices being used to revitalize legacy cities.  Co-founded by the American Assembly, the project is now led by the J Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City.

Art, Technology, and Intellectual Property

In 2002, The American Assembly convened a stakeholders from the cultural industries, technology sector, and academia to discuss the growing tension between digital technologies and copyright. 

Deals and Ideals: For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Arts Connections

1998. The American Assembly

At two meetings in 1998 and 1999, participants identified potential connections between for-profit and not-for-profit arts. Benefits of collaboration between these two include shared risk and resources, development of niche audiences, increased nurturing of emerging talent, and development of new technology for dissemination.

Deals and Ideals: For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Arts Connections

At two meetings in November, 1998 and March, 1999, participants identified potential connections between for-profit and not-for-profit arts, and whether and how such connections might be formalized and expanded. Benefits of collaboration between the two include shared risk and resources, development of niche audiences, increased nurturing of emerging talent, and development of new technologies in increase audiences.

The Public Life of the Arts in America

2000. Joni Maya Cherbo (ed.), Margaret J. Wyszomirski (ed.)

Despite its size, quality, and economic impact, the arts community is not articulate about how to serve the public interest, and few citizens have an appreciation of the many public policies that influence American arts and culture. The contributors to this volume argue that support for the arts and culture is good economic and trade policy and contributes to the quality of life and community, while it sustains the creativity of American artists and organizations.

The Arts and the Public Purpose

1997. The American Assembly

This 1997 Assembly centered on the role of the arts in American public life. The meeting explored how the arts help define what it is to be an American, contribute to quality of life and economic growth, and help to form an educated and aware citizenry.  Participants also concluded that improved education in the arts, preservation of artistic heritage, improved data analysis in arts policy, and improved collaboration within the sector were essential to expanding the role of the arts in public life.

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.

 

Trust, Service, and the Common Purpose: Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector in a Changing America

1998. The American Assembly

From the 1998 American Assembly of the same name, the report explores the rapidly changing non-profit and philanthropic sectors in America.  Participants recommended strategies for strengthening accountability in the sector and encouraged sector leaders to look to business for successful models of outcomes-driven investment and evaluation. 

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies

2011. Joe Karaganis (ed.)

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, focusing on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia. The study has been translated into four languages and is widely cited in debates about intellectual property protection, market structure, and development.

Art, Technology, and Intellectual Property

2002. The American Assembly

This report from the 2002 American Assembly of the same name explores the transformation of law, enforcement, and artistic practice as digital technologies change the conditions for the creation and circulation of cultural works.  The report reflects input from a wide range of stakeholders who would play important roles in the next decade of debates over intellectual property policy.

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