SIAP began in 1994 to develop methods for examining the character of Philadelphia's cultural sector and understanding its impact on communities throughout the city and region. The Dynamics of Culture (DOC), a project undertaken from 2003 to 2005 with support by the Rockefeller Foundation, enabled the research team to refine and replicate its earlier investigations and develop new methods for understanding the role of artists and the informal sector.
During the Dynamics of Culture phase, in partnership with the Penn Urban Studies Program, SIAP used its research to generate a broader public conversation about the role that the arts play in promoting the well-being of Philadelphia and its neighborhoods.
Submissions from 2005
‘Natural’ Cultural Districts: Arts Agglomerations in Metropolitan Philadelphia and Implications for Cultural District Planning, Susan C. Seifert and Mark J. Stern
Artists and Their Social Networks, Metropolitan Philadelphia, 2004, Susan C. Seifert, Mark J. Stern, and Mehreen Zaman
Arts In Place: Philadelphia's Cultural Landscape, Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP)
The Dynamics of Cultural Participation: Metropolitan Philadelphia, 1996 - 2004, Mark J. Stern and Susan C. Seifert
Gauging the Informal Arts Sector Metropolitan Philadelphia, 2004, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert, and Mehreen Zaman
Submissions from 2004
Truly Disadvantaged? An Exploratory Analysis of Nonprofit Organizations in Urban Neighborhoods, Lindsay Taggart Rutherford
Submissions from 2003
Institutional Networks Serving Artists: A Look at Philadelphia, Susan C. Seifert and Robert P. Fairbanks II
Culture’s Role in Community Revitalization in Philadelphia, Mark J. Stern