Arts Patronage in Modern America: An International Conference

The founding of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1965 was a celebrated occasion for many artists and cultural patrons in the United States, but it failed to put to rest the decades old public debate over whether or not art and culture ought to be supported by the state or the marketplace. This conference is accordingly dedicated to evaluating both public and private arts funding in modern America, including:

• philanthropy and government cultural cooperation and conflict • cultural funding, policy, and exchange at home and abroad • the creation, implementation, and impact of cultural policymaking at the state and local levels • how artists and academics have experienced cultural policy and patronage • cultural policy and protest or lack thereof • philanthropy and philanthropic funding in the cultural sphere • federal cultural programmes and agencies • national and transnational public-private arts partnerships and programmes

For the full programme see: