Reports & Websites for Policy Makers,
Advocates & the Arts Community
Arts Impact and Economic Development Reports & Websites
Creative Placemaking, NEA White paper, Ann Markusen Markusen Economic Research Services & Anne Gadwa Metris Arts Consulting, 2010.
Status of Artists in Kansas City, Michael Frisch, PhD, AICP Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Design & Darren Bohrer Research Assistant, 2008
Local Arts Index. In 2011 the Arts Council of Johnson County partnered with the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City through the Americans for the Arts to participate in the Local Arts Index study. The Kansas City metro was 1 of 100 communities to participate in this pilot research program which uses a variety of indicators to understand who we are as a community and how that manifests itself through cultural activities and participation. Check out the Local Arts Index Reports for Kansas City Region and individual counties.
Arts & Economic Prosperity IV. The Metropolitan Kansas City Area is one of 182 study regions that participated in Arts & Economic Prosperity IV which focuses solely on the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and event-related spending by their audiences. For the purpose of this study, the Metropolitan Kansas City Area includes Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas. View the Final Report for the Kansas City Region.
Americans for the Arts. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Check out the ArtsBlog for information on Arts Education to Emerging Leaders, Public Arts and more.
Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, connects arts and culture as potent contributors to community, civic, and social change.
Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City Advocacy Council develops a unified effort for the purpose of influencing public arts policy and funding in Kansas City metropolitan government agencies. Meetings are free and open to the public.
March 2008 Arts and Economic Development Symposium Video clips.
Engaging Matters Blog examines the topic of community engagement on the part of the arts community.
The Kansas Citizens for the Arts “works to build support for the arts among the public, community leaders, and elected officials.”
NGA Center for Best Practices. Through NGA, governors identify priority issues and deal collectively with matters of public policy and governance at the state and national levels
New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture and Design, April 30, 2012
The Role of the Arts in Economic Development, June 24, 2001
Arts and Culture Industries Can Play Role in State Economic Development, January 14, 2009
President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Its core areas of focus are arts and humanities education, cultural exchange, and creative economy.
“Re-investing in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools”. Report published by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. “… arts education provides a critical benefit to the private sector. In order to effectively compete in the global economy, business leaders are increasingly looking for employees who are creative, collaborative and innovative thinkers. A greater investment in the arts is an effective way to equip today’s students with the skills they will need to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow.”