The Arts Ripple Effect: A Research-Based Strategy to Build Shared Responsibility for the Arts
In late 2008, leaders of ArtsWave in Cincinnati embarked on a year-long research initiative designed to develop an inclusive community dialogue leading to broadly shared public responsibility for arts and culture in the region.
We concluded that our work with the community through arts and culture must be based on a foundation that incorporates a deeper understanding of the best way to communicate with the public in order to achieve that shared sense of responsibility.
This report summarizes more than a year of work and important findings for widespread use by others. While leaders of business and other nonprofit sectors often conduct research using framing science methodology to develop communications strategies for change, this is a first-in-the-nation analysis for arts and culture.
Our research led us to expand our mission and make important changes to our grantmaking process. In 2011 and 2012, we developed a new ArtsWave Community Impact Agenda and Program Theory which led us to make our first round of Impact Grants. Read more about our 2012 Impact Grants here.
SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE AND REVIEWS
Our report continues to receive media coverage around the country.
Read selected examples of the coverage
SUMMARY FOR DOWNLOAD
Americans for the Arts' Member Newsletter: Research Summary
Margy Waller authored a short article about our research at the request of the Newsletter editors.
Download the article (PDF)
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