National Endowment for the Arts Presents Live Webcast of its Cultural Workforce Forum on Friday, November 20, 2009
The public is invited to watch a discussion of how art works as part of the real economy
November 18, 2009
On Friday, November 20, 2009, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will present a live webcast on www.arts.gov of a forum about America's artists and other cultural workers who are part of this country's real economy. Academics, foundation professionals, and service organization representatives will come together to discuss improving the collection and reporting of statistics about arts and cultural workers, and to develop future research agendas and approaches.
In addition to the above presenters, the following respondents will participate in the NEA Cultural Workforce Forum:
Randy Cohen, vice president of local arts advancement, Americans for the Arts
Deirdre Gaquin, consultant
Angela Han, director of research, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Ruby Lerner, president, Creative Capital Foundation
Judilee Reed, executive director, Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC)
Carrie Sandahl, associate professor, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mary Jo Waits, director, Social, Economic & Workforce Programs Division, National Governors Association
An archive of the event will be available on www.arts.gov the week following the forum.
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About the National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Arts Endowment is the largest annual national funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.
For more than 30 years, the NEA Office of Research & Analysis has produced reliable and nationally representative research on significant topics affecting artists and arts organizations. The NEA is the only federal agency to conduct long-term and detailed analyses of arts participation.
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