Dynamics of Culture—2003-2005

Document Type

Research Brief




This summary provides a descriptive overview of SIAP’s research from 2003 to 2005 in metropolitan Philadelphia. The authors argue that the papers produced by the Dynamics of Culture project document an early 21st century American city with a flourishing cultural sector--a community infrastructure full of vitality and promise, in spite of social policy, not because of it.


The Dynamics of Culture project was undertaken from 2003-05 with funding by the Rockefeller Foundation, additional support by Caroline and Michael Mindel, and the active contribution of numerous organizations and research associates. The authors recognize contributors in their acknowledgements at the close of the Introduction.



Date Posted: 22 March 2018