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Author Lowell, Julia, 1961-

Title The arts and state governments : at arm's length or arm in arm? / Julia F. Lowell, Elizabeth Heneghan Ondaatje.

Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2006.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 68 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Books at JSTOR Open Access
Notes "MG-359-WF."--Page [4] cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-68).
Contents 1. Introduction -- Research approach -- Report overview -- 2. At arms-length -- SAAS governance structure and decisionmaking processes -- Advocacy -- Insulation or isolation? -- 3. Catalysts for change -- Budgetary trends -- Political developments -- 4. Making the case for the arts in Montana -- Brief history of the Montana Arts Council -- Montana's new strategy : marketing the arts and the agency -- 5. New priorities for public arts funding in Maine -- Brief history of the Maine Arts Commission -- Maine's strategy : strengthening communities, strengthening alliances -- 6. Strategic management of state arts agencies -- Public-value framework -- Lessons from Montana and Maine -- Relevance of lessons to other states -- Arm in arm with state government leaders? -- 7. At arms-length-- but dancing -- Risks of arm-in-arm approaches -- Rewards of arm-in-arm approaches -- Appendix A. Some facts about state arts agencies -- Appendix B. Montana Arts Council's listening tour.
Summary Even though a majority of Americans claim to support public funding of the arts, state government spending on the arts is minimal--and may be losing ground relative to other types of state expenditures. Moreover, most state arts agencies, or SAAs, have not succeeded in convincing state government leaders that the arts should be integral to their planning for their states' futures. This report, the second in a series commissioned by The Wallace Foundation to cover the findings of a multiyear RAND Corporation study of SAAs' changing roles and missions, examines SAA leaders' efforts to more firmly establish their agencies' value to state government in a changing political and fiscal environment. Case studies of two SAAs are used to illustrate a more strategic approach to public management, and to clarify some of the risks and rewards of bringing the arts and political worlds closer together.
Other author Ondaatje, Elizabeth Heneghan.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Government aid to the arts -- United States -- Case studies.
Art commissions -- United States.
U.S. states -- Cultural policy.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780833040879 (electronic bk.)
0833040871 (electronic bk.)
9781433709579 (electronic bk.)
1433709570 (electronic bk.)
0833038672 (pbk. ; alk. paper)