Essays & Books

List of current Resources

Arts and Culture in the Metropolis, Strategies for Sustainability

The nonprofit arts currently face an environment that challenges the way the arts have grown and raises the prospect of future consolidation. The book examines the condition of Philadelphia’s arts and culture sector and recommend actions to ensure its sustainability. In the course of their analysis of eleven metropolitan regions, including Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Pittsburgh, they introduce two novel ways of examining the local arts sector.

* Author: Kevin F. McCarthy, Elizabeth Heneghan Ondaatje, Jennifer L. Novak
* ISBN: 978-0-8330-3890-6
* Price: $25.00 / $22.50; free e-book

Link: http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG477/

Tags: urban, sustainability, culture, arts

Arts and Culture in the Metropolis, Strategies for Sustainability
 

Beginners Guide to Community-Based Arts, Ten Graphic Stories about Artists, Educators & Activists Across the U.S

Ten local arts projects are explained in this comics-illustrated training manual for youth leaders and teachers. This guidebook demonstrates the enormous power of art in grassroots social change. It presents proven models of community-based arts programs, plus techniques, discussion questions, and plentiful resources.

* Authors: Keith Knight and Mat Schwarzma
* Published by: New Village Press in Oakland, CA
* ISBN: 0-9766054-3-0
* Price: $21.95

Link: http://www.newvillagepress.net/book/?GCOI=97660100068390

Tags: training, local, community arts

Beginners Guide to Community-Based Arts, Ten Graphic Stories about Artists, Educators & Activists Across the U.S
 

Global Art And Politics Of Mobility: (Trans)Cultural Shifts in the international contemporary art-system

This article addresses the relevance of politics of mobility in an analysis of the international contemporary art system. Apart from considering the mobility of all those agents who take part in this system (artists, gallery managers, curators, collectors, etc.), it chiefly focuses on the symbolic mobility of subjectivities, the displacements of imaginaries, and the transcultural negotiations emerging from the inclusion of the politics of identity and multiculturalist points of view within the global art system.

* Author: Rodríguez, Joaquín Barriendos
* In: Thamyris/Intersecting: Place, Sex and Race, Art and Visibility in Migratory Culture. Conflict, Resistance, and Agency. Editors Mieke Bal and Miguel Á. Hernández-Navarro, pp. 313-334(22)
* Published by: Rodopi
* Price: $20.00

Link: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/rodopi/tham/2011/00000023/00000001/art00018

Tags: theory, mobility, contemporary art

Global Art And Politics Of Mobility: (Trans)Cultural Shifts in the international contemporary art-system
 

Making Meaning, Making Money: Directions for the Arts and Cultural Industries in the Creative Age

This book asks: are we are at ‘a new moment’ for cultural policy? Leading international thinkers from countries including Australia, Britain and the United States provide a timely overview of these issues, debating and discussing the directions that cultural policy should take in the future. Making Meaning, Making Money will be of value to artists, policy makers, cultural managers and planners who are involved in the practices, processes and decision making that constitute contemporary cultural industries and shape emerging cultural economies.

* Editors: Lisa Andersen and Kate Oakley
* Date of publication: Dec 2008
* ISBN: 1-4438-0065-1

Link: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/59498

Tags: policy, money, funding, cultural economies, creative, artists

Making Meaning, Making Money: Directions for the Arts and Cultural Industries in the Creative Age
 

Mapping Residencies #02

This second issue of Mapping Residencies magazine, aims to reopen the debate on what it means to work in a network within the field of art production: what is it that makes them effective? How can they generate increased artistic and social impact?

Moreover, to what extent does the artist’s need to establish contact networks tally with his/her work in the studio? How does it affect the creation process and the artistic validation system?

The magazine features articles, interviews and a discussion forum that offer an extensive range of views. Some of these are optimistic while others challenge or criticise the raison d’être and the workings of a network devoted to art creation and the meaning of the word “networking” within the contemporary art system.

* Editors: Raquel Cámara, Marta Velasco
* Published by: Mapping Residencies
* Date of publication: 2015
* ISSN: 2340-8901
* Price: print 12 €; PDF 2 €; bundle of print and PDF 13 €

Link: http://mappingresidencies.org/en/portfolio/networks/

Tags: networking, creative spaces, art creation

Mapping Residencies #02
 

Networks: The evolving aspects of Culture in the 21st Century

With this book, Culturelink marks twenty years of its continuous networking and research activities in cultural development, cultural policies, intercultural communication and international cultural cooperation.

Researchers from all continents investigate the role and relevance that cultural networks have in cultural development and communication, and new perspectives of cultural networking in the 21st century. Special consideration is given to the position of cultural networks within cultural policy structures and to the effective usage of innovative information and communication technologies.

* Published by: Culturelink Network
* Date of publication: 2011
* ISBN: 978-953-6096-57-2
* Price: 20 €

Link: http://www.culturelink.org/publics/joint/networking/order.html

Tags: networks, cultural policy, cultural networks, communication technologies

Networks: The evolving aspects of Culture in the 21st Century
 

New Creative Community, The Art of Cultural Development

A foundational textbook about how communities in the United States express and develop themselves through the creative arts. A comprehensive, photographically-illustrated look into the field of community-based arts, ranging from political theater on the street to murals celebrating cultural heritage.

* Author: Arlene Goldbard
* Published by: New Village Press in Oakland, CA
* ISBN: 0-9766054-5-7
* Price: $19.95

Link: http://www.newvillagepress.net/book/?GCOI=97660100514100

Tags: development, culture, creative, community, arts

New Creative Community, The Art of Cultural Development
 

ON-AiR: Reflecting on the mobility of artists in Europe

After a two year collaboration the ON-AiR partners present: ON-AiR: Reflecting on the mobility of artists in Europe. With this publication the partners of the ON-AiR project aim to take you on a ‘journey’, reflecting on the current state of mobility in which the artists in Europe operate and their art flourishes. It also includes a summary of the results and outcomes of the ON-AiR project.

Link: http://www.on-air-mobility.org/toolkit-2/on-air-book/

Tags: Europe, Artist Mobility

ON-AiR: Reflecting on the mobility of artists in Europe
 

Performing Communities, Grassroots Ensemble Theaters Deeply Rooted in Eight U.S. Communities

Performing Communities is an inquiry into a genre of theater that arises from and empowers the grassroots. This compendium of critical writing about the role these theaters play in building community shows how these artist groups are forged by working in and with their communities over time.

* Authors: Robert H. Leonard, Ann Kilkelly
* Editor: Linda Frye Burnham
* ISBN: 0-9766054-4-9
* Price: $19.95

Link: http://www.newvillagepress.net/book/?GCOI=97660100011050

Tags: theater, US, grassroots, ensemble theater, community

Performing Communities, Grassroots Ensemble Theaters Deeply Rooted in Eight U.S. Communities
 

Remarks on modernity, mobility, nomadism and the arts

Essay by Michael Haerdter

There’s nothing new about the fact that the world is in motion. It has always been ‘on the move’. Think of the billions of years of the coming into being of the Earth and the planetary system which an initial impulse maintains in wonderful rotation. Think of this solar system on its enigmatic shift in time and space...

Link: http://www.neme.org/137/nomadism

Tags: evoultion, mobility, art

Remarks on modernity, mobility, nomadism and the arts
 

Residencies: Spaces + Artists +Managers + Communities

This publication follows up on several discussions and focus points of the RES ARTIS 05 Berlin (Sharing Cultures and Social Change, 10th General Meeting, 28 September-2 October 2005).

It includes writings from the residency directors, artists, arts managers and community leaders. Contributors include: Clayton Campbell, Rudolf Brünger, Jay Koh, Chu Chu Yuan, Peter Lemmens, Irmeli Kokko, Alia Swastika and Howard Chan.

A joint publication between, ASEF, Res Artis and the UfaFabrik.

The publication is available for a small cost (shipping included)

Non-members : €7.50
Res Artis Members : €5.00

Please send an email to the Res Artis office (office@resartis.org) with the following information:
1) Your Name
2) Organisation Name (if applicable)
3) Membership number (from your RA membership certificate emailed to you)
4) Shipping Address

Tags: res artis, publication, directors, artists

Residencies: Spaces + Artists +Managers + Communities
 

Residency Resource Handbook

This resource manual offers readers a brief overview of online platforms and print sources relevant to understanding residencies and the social, cultural and political contexts in which they function. Written by ArteEast and the Delfina Foundation. 2011

* Published by: ArteEast and the Delfina Foundation
* Date of publication: 2011

Link: http://issuu.com/arteeast/docs/residencyresourcehandbook/3

Tags: context, residencies

Residency Resource Handbook
 

Surveying Arts Residencies Today: Do They Still Matter? (Part 1)

An article by An Xiao about the purpose of residencies today.

Link: http://hyperallergic.com/49397/surveying-arts-residencies-part-1/

Tags: artist experience, purpose, residencies

Surveying Arts Residencies Today: Do They Still Matter? (Part 1)
 

T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity

A book for creative entrepreneurs written for creative businesses and cultural enterprises. It is a practical handbook for creative entrepreneurs to refer to and find information, examples from other businesses, and practical tips about using powerful business ideas in a creative context.

* Author: David Parish
* ISBN: 0-9538254-2-6

Link: http://www.t-shirtsandsuits.com/

Tags: entrepreneur, culture, business, art

T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity
 

The Appreciative Journey - a new guide to international cultural exchange

A new guide to international cultural exchange intended for organizations and individuals who are envisioning or planning an international cultural exchange program or who have such a program and wish to expand or improve it.

* Publisher: Ohio Arts Council
* Price: $24.00

Link: http://www.oac.state.oh.us/news/NewsArticle.asp?intArticleId=245

Tags: program, international, Exchange, cultural exchange

The Appreciative Journey - a new guide to international cultural exchange
 

The Art of City Making

This book, aided by international case studies, explains how to reassess urban potential so that cities can strengthen their identity and adapt to the changing global terms of trade and mass migration. It explores the deeper fault-lines, paradoxes and strategic dilemmas that make creating the good city so difficult.

* Author: Charles Landry
* ISBN: 978-1-84407-245-3
* Price: £19.99

Link: http://www.charleslandry.com/index.php?l=art

Tags: urban, migration, global, city, case study, planning

The Art of City Making
 

We Love Artists

A listing of the best 90 Artist-in-Residence (AIR) programs in the world! The book includes details of more than 100 artists who are in AIR. Color-coded by region of the globe (Asia, Oceania, Europe, North/South America, Africa/Middle East), the book includes photos of artists’ residences, studios and work they have done; descriptions of each program, including interviews with artists who have been there; and selection criteria.

* ISBN: 978-4-86100-669-2
* Price: $59.95

Link: http://rampub.com/art/978-4-86100-669-2

Tags: description, listing, residency programs

We Love Artists