Arts Administration | Arts Admin & Cultural Sector
Y535 | 20977 | Rushton


Y 535 Public Policy and the Cultural Sector (3 cr.) This course
examines public policies and practices that affect arts and culture
in the USA. We will analyze the development and impact of policies at
the federal, state, and local levels, and will examine the cultural
policies of other countries as well. Topics include the history of
American cultural policymaking, leadership and advocacy,
controversies surrounding public support of the arts, the roles of
the nonprofit and for-profit sectors and of individual artists, arts
education, community development, censorship and equity. In these
contexts, we will also discuss artistic vision and its role in
policymaking.