Author Archives: Marc Goldring

A conversation with Marc Goldring, who retires this year after three decades as a consultant.   How did you get started in your career as a consultant? It was 1983, and after years of living in rural New Hampshire, I … Continue reading

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When asked about equity in the arts last year in an interview on Barry’s Blog, Anthony Radich, Executive Director of the Western States Arts Federation, said: “I am concerned that the values of diversity and equity our field have stood … Continue reading

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I’m starting a community cultural planning process in Dayton, Ohio, which is being overseen by Culture Works, the local arts agency for the Dayton region. As our project has been gearing up, I’ve been looking over CEO Martine Collier’s shoulder because … Continue reading

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An interesting and provocative study on America’s Creative Economy crossed my desk recently. The report was produced by the Creative Economy Coalition, a working group of the National Creativity Network. The researchers, including WolfBrown friend and consultant Christine Harris, studied 27 research projects relating … Continue reading

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Late last year, I started work as the part time Administrative Director of a small community arts organization in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. I took the position because of a desire to ground my work locally and to … Continue reading

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An exchange of articles got me wondering whether the lens of creative economy that is applied to highlight the benefits of increased focus on creativity, arts, and culture gets us off on the wrong foot. Creative economy (a term popularized … Continue reading

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In the early 1990s, I facilitated a meeting of artists as part of a strategic planning process for the Massachusetts Cultural Council . We met in a beautifully restored theatre, whose brilliant Gilded Age surroundings contrasted with the prescient words … Continue reading

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Createquity is a blog written by Ian David Moss, Fractured Atlas’ Research Director. His “top ten” list of important arts policy stories was posted late last year, but if you missed it, it is well worth a read (and not … Continue reading

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It’s not new: understanding – and trumpeting – the “economic impact” of arts and culture has been a small industry in the field for some time. Most notably, Americans for the Arts has conducted three national studies of “The Arts … Continue reading

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Perhaps it’s because my connection to public art, while decades long, has been on the edges as an observer, but when a colleague recently suggested I check out Americans for the Arts’ listserv for public art types, I was amazed. … Continue reading

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