Understanding the Arts and Creative Sector in the United States

Understanding the Arts and Creative Sector in the United States

by Joni Maya Cherbo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813543088

ISBN-13: 2900813543085

Pub. Date: 05/15/2008

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

The arts and creative sector is one of the nation's broadest, most important, and least understood social and economic assets. It encompasses nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, for-profit creative companies such as advertising agencies, film producers, commercial publishers, and community-based artistic activities. The thirteen essays in this timely book

Overview

The arts and creative sector is one of the nation's broadest, most important, and least understood social and economic assets. It encompasses nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, for-profit creative companies such as advertising agencies, film producers, commercial publishers, and community-based artistic activities. The thirteen essays in this timely book demonstrate why interest in the arts and creative sector has accelerated in recent years, the many ways that the arts are crucial to the social and national agenda, and the critical issues and policies that relate to their practice. Leading experts in the field show, for example, how arts and cultural policies are used to enhance urban revitalization, to encourage civic engagement, to foster new forms of historic preservation, to define national identity, to advance economic development, and to regulate international trade in cultural goods and services.

Reflecting the rapid growth of the field of arts and cultural policy, this book will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn more and understand the intricacies of the cultural policy field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900813543085
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Series:
Rutgers Series: The Public Life of the Arts
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
224

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction   Joni Maya Cherbo     1
Defining the Arts and Creative Sector
Toward an Arts and Creative Sector   Joni Maya Cherbo   Harold L. Vogel   Margaret Jane Wyszomirski     9
Interrelations in the Arts and Creative Sector   Chris N. Burgess   David B. Pankratz     28
Field Building: The Road to Cultural Policy Studies in the United States   Margaret Jane Wyszomirski     39
Field Issues
The Universality of the Arts in Human Life   Ellen Dissanayake     61
About Artists   Joni Maya Cherbo     75
Art and Cultural Participation at the Heart of Community Life   Maria Rosario Jackson     92
The Arts and Artist in Urban Revitalization   Ruth Ann Stewart     105
The Evolution of Arts and Cultural Districts   Ann M. Galligan     129
Capital, Commerce, and the Creative Industries   Harold L. Vogel     143
Internet as Medium: Art, Law, and the Digital Environment   Phu Nguyen     155
Historic Preservation in the United States   Antoinette J. Lee     171
Between Cooperation and Conflict: International Trade in Cultural Goods and Services   J. P. Singh     177
Identity and Cultural Policy   Kevin V. Mulcahy     197
Notes on Contributors     213

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