Day(s)
Monday
Time(s)
5:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Course #
PPHA 39711
Room
Keller 2112
Term
Fall 2019

In this course, we will explore the evolving intersections of arts, culture and policy in the United States.

We will investigate questions such as:

  • How do government policies (or the lack thereof) shape the environment in which arts and culture are produced and shared?
  • How have the distinctions between “arts” and “culture” influenced policy decisions in the past, particularly given the Eurocentric nature of many “arts” institutions in our country?
  • As we move forward in a more multi-cultural world, what opportunities exist for evolving policies that can support both “culture” and the “arts”?
  • How can policy solutions help create fertile conditions for culture to thrive, particularly in U.S. cities?

Through a combination of lecture/discussion, engagement with leading voices from the field, scholarly readings and applied learning, this course will provide the resources necessary for students to create a series of current cultural policy objectives suitable for presentation to decision makers in Chicago and other major cities.