Center for Arts and Culture

Posted by on February 20, 2004

FREEDOM of imagination.
FREEDOM of inquiry.
FREEDOM of expression.
FREEDOM of opportunity to participate in a vital and diverse culture.

If you care about such freedoms, you should know about the work of the Center for Arts and Culture.

The Center for Arts and Culture is an independent policy center whose mission is to inform and improve the policy decisions that affect our creative and cultural life. The Center investigates and stimulates broad involvement in public interest issues that intersect with the arts, culture and humanities, including:

* Standardized testing in education. How does it affect creative development?
* Consolidation within the broadcast, recording and publishing industries. What could be the effect on diversity of ideas and expression?
* Growing concern over broadcast indecency. Could it have a lasting
impact on free expression?
* A climate of heightened fear and diverging interpretations of “patriotism.” To what degree has it affected the free exchange of ideas in
academic settings?
* The global preeminence of American popular culture. How is it affecting local values, traditions and identities?
* International discontent with U.S. policy. How might arts and scholarly help improve our relations with the rest of the world?
* Increased recognition of the creative industries’ contribution to
GDP as well as quality of life. How do copyright and other policies affect
the health of this sector?

If such issues concern you, we encourage you to take advantage of the FREE information- and idea-sharing resources of the Center for Arts and Culture. Stay informed about the latest news and developments. And share your opinions and perspectives in public discussion of the issues.

Visit the Cultural Commons website and become a vocal part of the online community that cares about culture and creativity. Keep abreast of daily news headlines. Read fresh perspectives and analysis by top thinkers through the monthly Cultural Comment essays. Make public your thoughts on the issues through the online discussion forum. Also find out about public events, job opportunities, and more!

Go to the Center for Arts and Culture’s online home for a more in-depth exploration of issues. Find a more comprehensive listing of news articles, periodicals, books and reports. Track what the federal government is doing about the issues. Learn about Center initiatives and events. Download Center reports and issue briefs.

3. Cultural Policy Listserv
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