Moving Forward: A Renewed Role for American Arts and Artists in the Global Age

Culture

Colloquium Date: January 26, 2009

To celebrate the Art and Artifacts Indemnity Act, a precedent of federal support for the arts on an international level for over three decades, we invited the leading voices in the fight for cultural awareness for a lively discussion. Participants considered how the Act can be reinvigorated and enlarged for individual/private and governmental/public diplomacy initiatives, including how it can be expanded to better support the visual and performing arts.   

A set of recommendations that grew out of the colloquium were sent to Congress for consideration. They have led to further discussion in Washington and drawn Congressional support for expansion of the Act. 

Brademas Report

Issued Report

Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Event Program

Event Program

Participants

  • Alberta Arthurs, Former Director, Rockefeller Foundation, Arts and Humanities Program
  • Hilary Ballon, Associate Vice Chancellor for Regional Campus Development, New York University
  • Tony Bechara, Trustee, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Studio in a School, and El Museo del Barrio
  • Ford Bell, President, American Association of Museums
  • Charles C. Bergman, Chairman of the Resource Center for Cultural Engagement and Chairman and CEO of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
  • Adam Bernstein, Deputy Director Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
  • John Brademas, President Emeritus, New York University
  • Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • Joni Cherbo, Co-Director, Resource Center for Cultural Engagement
  • Meryl Chertoff, Director, Sandra Day O'Connor Project on the State of the Judiciary at Georgetown Law School
  • Alan Cooper, Executive Director, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
  • Thomas Crow, Associate Provost for the Arts New York University, Institute of Fine Arts
  • Monica Dugot, Senior VP and Director of Restitution, Christie's
  • Chris Elam, Artistic Director, Misnomer Dance Company
  • Alan Fern, Director Emeritus, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
  • Amy Fitterer, Director of Government Affairs, Dance/USA and OPERA America
  • Sandra L. Gibson, President, Association of Performing Arts Presenters
  • William Glade, Professor, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
  • Agnes Gund, Chair, Mayor's Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission
  • Frank Hodsoll, President and CEO, Resource Center for Cultural Engagement and Chairman, World Heritage Sub-Committee U.S. National Commission for UNESCO
  • Alicia Hurley, Acting Director, John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress
  • Bill Ivey, Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy at Vanderbilt University
  • Denise Jefferson, Director, The Official School of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • Rogan Kersh, Associate Dean New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
  • Steven Lavine, President, California Institute of the Arts
  • Najean Lee, Government Affairs & Education Advocacy Manager League of American Orchestras
  • Kate Levin, Commissioner, Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Robert Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts
  • Michele Marincola, Interim Director and Professor of Conservation, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
  • Sharon Memis, Director, North America, The British Council, USA
  • Sondra Myers, Senior Fellow for International Civic and Cultural Programs, University of Scranton
  • Diane Ragsdale, Associate Program Officer, The Andrew Mellon Foundation
  • Ann Rosenthal, Executive Director and Producer, MAPP International
  • Christopher Shays, Congressman and Former Co-Chair of Congressional Arts Council
  • Holly Sidford, President, Helicon Collaborative
  • Ruth Ann Stewart, Clinical Professor, New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
  • Geeta Tate, Senior Advisor, Community Engagement and Government Relations, Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Alice Whelihan, Indemnity Administrator, National Endowment for the Arts
  • Nancy Weiss, General Counsel, Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Margaret Wyszomirski, Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Arts Policy and Administration, The Ohio State University