These are a list of resources and references that relate to the speakers and the topics discussed at the Leadership in the Arts Summit.
Investing in Creativity: A Study of the Support Structure for U.S. Artists (Maria Rosario Jackson, Florence Kabwasa-Green, Daniel Swenson, Joaquin Herranz, Kadija Ferryman, Caron Atlas, Eric Wallner, Carole E. Rosenstein) The influential study that led to the creation of the Leveraging Investments in Creativity, a 10 year philanthropic experiment in using information, money, strategy, and partnerships to effect change in the support system for artists in the United States; United States Artists, that granted $17.5 Million to 371 artists across the US; and laid the groundwork for other initiatives.
Carroll Parrott Blue and the University of Houton was awarded a prestigious Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), one of only 51 grants of this kind awarded nationwide. The university received $100,000 to support a series of public art installations, new media initiatives and cultural planning activities. Read the list of programs and projects and the Southeast Houston Arts Initiative evaluation report.
As part of the 2014 Creative Time Summit, Rick Lowe (founder of Project Row Houses, Houston) and Nato Thompson (Curator for Creative Time) had an in-depth discussion about social practice, credentialling system, race and gentrification.