Arts & Culture: Resources and Publications

Arts & Culture Survival Guide: Perspectives from Ben Cameron
A summary of advice and observations Ben Cameron made during his Piper Trust residency in Spring 2013. Award-winning journalist and writer, Kathleen Ingley, captures Ben’s provocative insights.
2013

Impact: Arts and Culture in Arizona
Developed by the Arizona Cultural Data Project Task Force to provide a greater understanding of the breadth and impact of Arizona’s arts and culture sector.
2013

Storytelling Best Practices: Websites
A free e-book that showcases the best in online storytelling by nonprofits, foundations, government agencies, educational, and cultural institutions.
2011

Arizona Needs Arts and Culture for Education
Metro Partnership for Arts and Culture (MPAC) educational campaign about the need for public funding to ensure Arizona has a vibrant future. This brochure outlines the educational and economic impact of arts and culture in Arizona.
2009

Arizona Needs Arts and Culture for Economic Diversity
Metro Partnership for Arts and Culture (MPAC) educational campaign about the need for public funding to ensure Arizona has a vibrant future. This brochure outlines the importance of arts and culture as a driver of economic diversity.
2009

Metro Phoenix DNA Initiative
The Metro Phoenix DNA Initiative, using the theme “Opportunity Oasis” as an authentic and differentiating positioning platform, developed in partnership with Metro Partnership for Arts and Culture (MPAC) and key stakeholders in business, science, technology, and tourism.
2008

Arts, Culture and the Latino Audience
A 2007 study from the Learning Community on Audience identifies audience trends, behaviors and perceptions across Metro Phoenix on Latino participation in arts and culture.
2007

Perceptions Matter: Attracting and Retaining Talented Workers to the Greater Phoenix Region
Metro Partnership for Arts and Culture (MPAC) and Greater Phoenix Economic Council partnered in releasing this 2007 study on factors talented workers and industry executives consider important in making decisions to relocate.
2007

Cultural Participation Study for Maricopa County
From the Learning Community on Audience program, this 2007 study identifies audience trends, behaviors, and perceptions across Metro Phoenix in regard to local arts and culture participation.
2007

Comparative Research on Dedicated Public Funding Models for Arts & Culture
From the Learning Community on Audience program, this 2007 study identifies audience trends, behaviors, and perceptions across Metro Phoenix in regard to local arts and culture participation.
2007

Creative Connections: Arts, Ideas, and Economic Progress in Greater Phoenix
This Maricopa Partnership for Arts and Culture report uses research from Collaborative Economics to highlight the importance of creative occupations in an innovative economy. The report also underscores the gap Greater Phoenix reveals when creative occupations are benchmarked with competitor regions.
May 2006

Vibrant Culture – Thriving Economy
(Full Report)
This final report, developed by Battelle Memorial Institute for the Maricopa Regional Arts and Culture Task Force, delineates the economic importance of arts and culture, outlines the financial challenges facing the Valley’s arts and culture institutions and recommends regional strategies for advancement. This report and the five that follow serve as a roadmap for the Maricopa Partnership for Arts and Culture’s work.
June 2004

Vibrant Culture – Thriving Economy
(Summary Report)
This easy-to-read publication highlights the findings of Battelle Memorial Institute, which four foundations commissioned to examine the economic importance of arts and culture in the Valley. The complete report can be found in the document above.
May 2004

Maricopa Arts and Culture SWOT Analysis

This publication summarizes the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the arts and culture sector in the Maricopa County region based on interviews with more than 40 civic, business, and arts and culture leaders as well as input from five focus groups and three community dialogues.
December 2003

Maricopa Arts Benchmark Report
Reflecting the results of a benchmarking study undertaken by the Battelle Memorial Institute for the Maricopa Regional Task Force on Arts and Culture, this report compares the approaches nine benchmark communities have undertaken to support investment in arts and culture.
September 2003

A Place for Arts & Culture
This report the Morrison Institute for Public Policy prepared for the Maricopa Regional Task Force on Arts and Culture provides statistical data and analysis of resources and challenges impacting the arts and cultural sector in Maricopa County.
September 2003

The Arts in Arizona Report
This study commissioned by the Flinn Foundation, the J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation, the Margaret T. Morris Foundation, and Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust discusses the feasibility of developing a common framework for funding efforts in support of the arts in Arizona.
October 2002