Did the STEAM Movement Result in Education and Workforce Change in 2014? Is a Policy Window Opened Now?

by Ann M. Galligan   My original article for CultureWork (2014) sought to offer a public policy perspective on STEAM1 why and how it occurred and its significance for the U.S. workforce. Using John Kingdon’s framework (1995) referring to a “policy window” (where policy issues move onto the government agenda and towards decision and action), the […]

Reflections on “Reviving Arts Education Through Collaboration”

by Mary Ann Stankiewicz Since my CultureWork broadside appeared, Sarasota’s Community/Schools Partnership (C/SPA) has gained strength, reinforcing my belief in the value of community/school collaboration. According to Nancy Roucher of the Arts Education Task Force for the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota, long-range planning is balanced with two or three specific yearly goals (personal […]

“Processes, Resources, Collaboration: Considerations for Greening Public Art Programs” Revisited

by Betsy (Bostwick) Tanenbaum   It has been seven years since I contributed to CultureWork and nine since I completed my research, Going Green with Public Art. Revisiting my article, my initial reaction was that it was very “green” (not just environmentally), as some tips seem very common sense. Reflecting further, even ‘common sense’ is […]

Coming of Age: A Decade of Change in the American Arts Workforce

by Victoria Plettner-Saunders   I started writing and researching generational issues in the workforce around 2005 with my first article for CultureWork, “Boomers, XY’s and the Making of Generational Shift in Arts Management,” published 2006. Since then, there were three additional articles on this topic as well as a survey and researched recommendations for mid-career […]

The Intrinsic Side of the Arts Management Employment Interview

by Deborah K. Snider   In 1997, I investigated the extrinsic components of the arts management interview. These were largely outside the control of the applicant, but important to future success of the organization and its staff.   Now, with 17 years of university teaching of classes like Gallery & Museum Practices, Exhibitions & Visual Arts […]

Outcome-based Evaluation: Revisiting and Rethinking OBE Applications Across Disciplines

By Robert Voelker-Morris In 2004, as part of my work on the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) granted project for the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History, I took part in the IMLS’s required Outcome-based Evaluation training.   This training was the focus of my June 2004 piece in CultureWork. Since […]

Cultural Synthesizism Updated: Policy Initiatives and Shifts Related to the Arts and Cultural Nonprofit Sector in Colombia

by Susan Appe   Colombia’s nonprofit arts and cultural sector remains “diverse, immense, and brilliant” (Appe, 2007) and in the last almost 10 years, continues to be an economic driver and critical component to cultural dialogue and the building of a culture of peace in Colombia. In my 2007 article for CultureWork, I presented the […]

Creating Connection in Play: How the Portland Playhouse is Learning, Growing, and Adapting to Connect with Public Values

by Brian Weaver   When I first heard the Creating Connection research and recommendations, I was skeptical.  As Artistic Director of Portland Playhouse, a theater dedicated to featuring professional artists, I questioned, “What would it mean for professional artists if, as a field, we began saying, ‘Everyone is an artist?’  Would that make us less […]

Revisiting “Designing Web-based Instruction: A Research Review on Color, Typography, Layout, and Screen Density”

by Michael Geraci   My 2002 capstone research in the University of Oregon’s Applied Information Management Master’s degree program sought to provide educators who were interested in publishing course materials — or entire courses — to the Web for student access beyond the traditional classroom with a research-based set of visual design guidelines to improve […]

Culture in Agriculture: The Cooperative Extension Service as an Alternative Rural Arts Model Update

by Savannah Barrett     Published in October 2013, “Culture in Agriculture: The Cooperative Extension Service as an Alternative Rural Arts Model” aimed to “inform rural arts practitioners, community arts academics, and policy makers of the limitations of existing resource investment in rural areas and need for additional rural arts organizational models.” The piece also […]

Culture, Art and History: Its Collection, Presentation, Teaching, and Archiving

By Miguel Juárez   Twenty-years ago I published the article “The Invisible Careers for Latinos: Public History and Museum Studies,” in CultureWork. Although some would argue that there has been some progress for Latinos and persons of color, I think very little has transpired. Given the 2016 election, it has become imperative for us to […]

Understanding the Nonprofit and Commercial Arts: An Upate

By David B. Pankratz     In 1997, I wrote “The Nonprofit and Commercial Arts: Understanding Future Options” for CultureWork.  At the time I was an independent scholar in the Los Angeles area and could easily cite local examples of cross-over interactions between these sectors involving artists and producers, arts and entertainment organizations, professional service organizations, […]

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