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Course Number: 93-846

Cultural Policy and Advocacy in the United States

Units: 6

Arts and culture managers operate in complex policy environments that shape the kinds of creations that are produced, disseminated, marketed, and funded. What are those policies? Who makes, implements, and enforces them, and on what authority? How are new polices developed and why and how are they changed? How can research, advocacy, and arts and culture managers themselves influence policy change? Drawing on specific, real-world examples as well as published cultural policy research, students will develop knowledge and skills they need to effectively navigate and shape future policy opportunities. Special attention will be paid to how cultural, demographic, and technological trends, and the blurring of traditional boundaries, continually open new windows for policy development and advocacy.


David B. Pankratz