Culture Builds Community

Culture Builds Community

 

Between 1996 and 2001, SIAP worked with the William Penn Foundation on its Culture Builds Community initiative. During this period, the team developed and refined a set of empirical methods for studying the relationship between cultural resources and urban communities and produced a series of working papers. In addition, SIAP completed an evaluation for the Foundation of the initiative.

The focus of the Culture Builds Community research was on the potential of the arts and culture to build both neighborhood communities as well as broader social and institutional networks. During this phase SIAP also began to explore the relationship of the arts to social movements. In one working paper, SIAP research associate Mary Petty outlines her multi-year ethnographic study of the role of the arts in AIDS/HIV activism in Philadelphia. Another paper, prepared for the Planners Network conference on "Insurgent Planning, Globalization, and Local Democracy" held in Toronto in June 2000, proposed that we re-conceptualize community-based organizations using a social movements model instead of that of a classic nonprofit institution.

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Submissions from 2002

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Culture Builds Community Research Brief: The Power of Arts and Culture in Community Building, Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP)

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Culture Builds Community Evaluation: Summary Report, Mark J. Stern and Susan C. Seifert

Submissions from 2001

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Housing Markets and Social Capital: The Role of Participation, Institutions, and Diversity in Neighborhood Transformation, Mark J. Stern

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Urban Vitality, Diversity, and Culture: Population Growth and Ethnic Change in Philadelphia: 1990-2000, Mark J. Stern

Submissions from 2000

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The Geography of Cultural Production in Metropolitan Philadelphia, Mark J. Stern

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Cultural Participation and Communities: The Role of Individual and Neighborhood Effects, Mark J. Stern and Susan C. Seifert

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“Irrational” Organizations: Why Community-Based Organizations Are Really Social Movements, Mark J. Stern and Susan C. Seifert

Submissions from 1999

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Cultural Organizations in the Network Society, Susan C. Seifert and Mark J. Stern

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Is All the World Philadelphia?: A Multi-city Study of Arts and Cultural Organizations, Diversity, and Urban Revitalization, Mark J. Stern

Submissions from 1998

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Community Revitalization and the Arts in Philadelphia, Mark J. Stern and Susan C. Seifert

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Cultural Participation and Civic Engagement In Five Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Mark J. Stern and Susan C. Seifert

Submissions from 1997

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Art and Social Change: AIDS Activism in Philadelphia, Mary Stuart Petty

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Dimensions of Regional Arts and Cultural Participation: Individual and Neighborhood Effects on Participation in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, Mark J. Stern

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Social Citizenship and Urban Poverty, Mark J. Stern