Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP) is a research group at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice in Philadelphia. Their work and projects are all available online.
The website includes, papers, presentations and research reports:
Cities and Their Citizens: Fostering Civic Engagement through the Arts
Governments, universities, nonprofits and others have turned to the arts to
navigate complex conversations about social cohesion, race and class, education
and participation, and civic identity. This panel focuses on the invaluable role
of arts in civic life.
Deborah Rutter, President, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association
Walter Massey, President, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Marina Peterson, Assistant Professor of Performance Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Arts, Ohio University; Author, Sound, Space and the City: Civic Performance in Downtown Los Angeles; Co-Editor, Global Downtowns
Mark J. Stern, Professor and Director of the Social Impact of the Arts Project, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice
Lisa Lee, Director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Moderated by Jim Warren
Culture & the CIty
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