ERIC Number: ED422253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
American Canvas: An Arts Legacy for Our Communities.
Larson, Gary O.
This report results from regional forums across the country to assess the current state of nonprofit arts in the United States. The report describes a cautionary tale about this nation's cultural legacy, the economic and social conditions surrounding the nonprofit arts, compartmentalization of the arts in community life, the place of the arts in education, and the opportunities and risks presented by new technologies. The report also offers challenges for individuals and organizations to take future action to sustain and preserve the nonprofit arts in their own communities. Chapters of the book include: (1) "Improving the Climate for Culture"; (2) "Transmitting Our Cultural Legacy"; (3) "The Evolving Cultural Landscape"; (4) "Americans and the Arts"; (5) "Culture and Community"; (6) "Arts and Education"; (7) "The Arts and Telecommunications"; (8) "Seeking New Solutions"; (9) "The Challenge to Act"; and (10) "Calls to Action." Two appendices conclude the volume: (1) "American Canvas Forums" and (2) "American Canvas National Committee & Steering Committee." (EH)
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art, Art Education, Community Involvement, Community Role, Community Support, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Fine Arts, Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20506-0001; telephone: 202-682-5400.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.