Arts & Culture

Past Projects
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Chaired by Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University and Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the 2004 Assembly tackled the issue of members of the arts community not capitalizing on alliances with colleges and universities. The Assembly participant...
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Thanks to personal computers and the Internet, the potential to copy and circulate works of art--from music and journalism to rock videos and feature films--is a given.  In 2002 The American Assembly sought to engage in the discussion about this unprecedented situation and the arguments for a...
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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 developmen...
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This 1997 Assembly centered on the role of the arts in American public life. The meeting explored how the arts help define American identity, contribute to quality of life and economic growth, and help to form an educated and aware citizenry.  Participants also concluded that improved educat...
Publications
This 2004 Assembly tackled the question of members of the arts community not capitalizing on alliances with colleges and universities. The Assembly participants concluded that not only do higher education institutions support artists and their work, but in many areas colleges and universities...
Thanks to personal computers and the Internet, the potential to copy and circulate works of art--from music and journalism to rock videos and feature films--is a given.  In 2002 The American Assembly sought to engage in the discussion about this unprecedented situation and the arguments for a...
Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia. Based on three years of work by some thirty-five researchers, Media Piracy in Emerg...
This 1998 project explored the challenges facing the rapidly changing non-profit and philanthropic sectors in America as well as the wider societal transformations that shaped their roles.  Participants recommended strategies for strengthening accountability in the sector and encouraged s...
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 impro...
An important and unique contribution to the literature on the arts in America . . . one that will stand tall on the shelves for quite a few years to come. --Milton C. Cummings Jr., author of The Patron State: Government and the Arts in Europe, North America, and Japan Art and entertainment co...
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...
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Media Piracy in Emerging Economies

Based on three years of work by some thirty-five researchers, Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia.