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Directors' Note
We have much to share since our last update. We have an important new addition to our team, new publications, events and more. Thank you for your continued interest and support in the CCA. Be sure to stay tuned for more exciting work from the CCA over the coming months.

All the best,

Joanna Woronkowicz
Faculty Director

Michael Rushton
Faculty Director

Doug Noonan
Faculty Director
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Karen Gahl-Mills
Welcome Our New Senior Advisor
We are pleased to announce that Karen Gahl-Mills, Visiting Clinical Associate Professor at the O’Neill School, is the new Senior Advisor for the Center for Cultural Affairs. Karen’s expertise as a leader in the non-profit arts world is an invaluable asset that will help the Center continue to run successful programs and fulfill its mission. We are excited to bring Karen aboard and look forward to the many contributions she will make to the CCA.

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to support the Center and its important mission. I have spent my career, both as a practitioner and as a teacher, working to advance the role of arts and culture in public life, and I look forward to continuing that work as part of this illustrious team."
-Karen Gahl-Mills

In addition to teaching at the O’Neill School in Bloomington, Karen is a lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. She came to teaching after a career as a public and non-profit sector leader, including CEO roles at Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, a large grantmaking organization in Cleveland, Ohio, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra in upstate New York, and the Westchester Philharmonic in suburban New York City. Karen applies practical lessons from her distinguished career to teaching courses in nonprofit governance, leadership, strategy, fundraising and public policy.

Read more about Karen here.

AEI Lab Symposium
AEI Lab Symposium
We are excited to announce an upcoming symposium in Indianapolis, Indiana hosted by our own Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Lab. In collaboration with the Center for Cultural Innovation and the National Endowment for the Arts, this event will feature prominent scholars from around the world in the field of arts entrepreneurship and will have an emphasis on the importance of arts practitioners and academics fostering relationships and collaborating to achieve goals.

Join us on June 8-9, 2020 for a fantastic opportunity to network and gain knowledge from your colleagues in the arts!

Reach out here if you would like to learn more.

Sara Konrath
CCA Speaker Series: Spring 2020
We are looking forward to having Sara Konrath, Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, present as part of the CCA Speaker Series this Spring. The title of Professor Konrath’s talk is How arts engagement is associated with empathy and prosocial behavior.

The talk will take place on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM at the O'Neill School Room A221 in Bloomington, Indiana. There is also an option to attend remotely.

Read more about Professor Konrath, her upcoming talk, and attendance options here.
Recap
Cultural Trends Special Issue
Cultural Trends Special Issue
At our launch symposium May 2019, a day was devoted to a workshop for authors of selected proposals invited to present their research on original applications of program and policy evaluation in the creative industries and arts policy. We are excited to share that this research has now been published in a special edition of Cultural Trends titled “Creative Industries in the United States - Programme and Policy Evaluation in Cultural Affairs”

Read more here.

Geoffrey Crossick Presentation
Inaugural Speaker Series Event
September 2019 marked the first event in our CCA Speaker Series. Professor Geoffrey Crossick gave a captivating presentation on how we discuss the value of arts and culture. This was drawn from the work he carried out for the Cultural Value Project, an initiative he directed for the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council.

Geoffrey's presentation was held in high esteem by our faculty, students, and our other attendees. He will always be welcomed back to share the important work he does for the field of cultural affairs.

Workshops in Cultural Affairs
This past Fall marked the launch of our internal workshop series. Our weekly workshops allow us to highlight important research in cultural affairs conducted at the O'Neill School and the greater Indiana University community. In addition to our regular weekly sessions, we have begun hosting special presentations highlighting the work of individual scholars.

We had the great pleasure of hosting presentations by former NEA chairman and CCA advisory board member, Bill Ivey and our affiliated post-doc, Candace Miller on her paper, "Cultural Dimensions of Place Stratification: The Absence of Arts Organizations in Minority-Segregated Neighborhoods".

This Spring we will continue to grow this series in our mission to promote research and collaboration in cultural affairs. We also look forward to upcoming presentations by CCA director, Michael Rushton and affiliated post-doc, Tal Feder in the coming months.
Recent Publications
Joanna Woronkowicz, Douglas Noonan, & Kelly LeRoux
"Entrepreneurship among Nonprofit Arts Organizations: Substituting between Wage and Flexible Labor"
Public Administration Review | October 14

Jessica Sherrod Hale & Joanna Woronkowicz
"Evaluating a university’s investment in arts programming on student arts participation"
Cultural Trends | October 20

Joanna Woronkowicz & John Michael Schert
"Local Government Artist-in-Residence Programs Must Include Opportunities for Public Sector Innovation"
Stanford Social Innovation Review | November 14

Michael Rushton & Joanna Woronkowicz
"Creative industries in the United States: programme and policy evaluation in cultural affairs"
Cultural Trends | December 2

Sara Selwood
"Valedictory editorial"
Cultural Trends | December 2

Margaret McGladrey, Madeline Oliff & Emma Draper
"Re-envisioning media literacy education as feminist arts-activism"
Cultural Trends | December 2

Daniel H. Bowen & Brian Kisida
"Arts education partnerships: sources of harmony and dissonance with cultural institutions’ collaborative efforts"
Cultural Trends | December 2

Brea M. Heidelberg
"Evaluating equity: assessing diversity efforts through a social justice lens"
Cultural Trends | December 2

Yasemin Arikan, Terry Nichols Clark, Douglas S. Noonan, & George Tolley
"The arts, Bohemian scenes, and income"
Cultural Trends | December 2

Maria O'Brien
"The audiovisual action plan: a new audiovisual policy for Ireland"
Cultural Trends | December 2
Upcoming Events
Sara Konrath
How arts engagement is associated with empathy and prosocial behavior
January 17 | 12:00pm | Bloomington, Indiana

Joanna Woronkowicz
Is culture dying, and is technology to blame?
February 6 | Paris, France

Tal Feder
Winter Research Presentation
February 12 | 12:00pm | Bloomington, Indiana

Michael Rushton
Spring Research Presentation
March 11 | 12:00pm | Bloomington, Indiana

Joanna Woronkowicz
Analyzing Arts and Cultural Infrastructure Regional Spillover Effects at Universities.
April 9 | Denver, Colorado
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