Culture Builds Community

Culture Builds Community

 

Between 1996 and 2002, SIAP undertook an evaluation of Culture Builds Community (CBC), a three-year community arts initiative of the William Penn Foundation in Greater Philadelphia. During this project, the research 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.

SIAP's summary report provides an overview of the Culture Builds Community initiative, findings concerning the Foundation's success at achieving its goals, and lessons for other efforts to stimulate the community cultural sector. Based on the report, SIAP in collaboration with the Stockton Rush Barton Foundation developed a research brief designed for wide circulation.

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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