Faculty member Joanna Woronkowicz hosted a meeting of cultural policy experts last week to discuss the potential establishment of a cultural policy research center at SPEA. In attendance were several SPEA and IU faculty, plus the following distinguished guests:
Norman Bradburn, Senior Fellow, NORC at the University of Chicago
Carroll Joynes, Co-Founder, Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago
Adrian Ellis, Founder, AEA Consulting and the Global Cultural Districts Network
Jeremy McCarter, writer, director, and producer, and co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution
Bill Ivey, Former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts
Aimee Fullman, Cultural Policy Consultant
The all-day meeting focused on defining a cultural policy research agenda, surveying the landscape of cultural policy work currently being done, determining best practices in research center establishment, and discussing whether a center is the optimal approach considering the strengths and goals of SPEA.
Following the meeting, SPEA hosted a reception for with the above guests together with state and local arts partners, SPEA students, and faculty from across campus who are interested in cultural policy and arts administration. A great opportunity for our students to chat with these impressive folks!
Photo credits: Yun Xiao