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Surale Phillips ASSISTS IN RESEARCH FOR THE ACTA, FFC, & THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE TRADITIONAL ARTS

Effects of the economic recession on the Folk & Traditional Arts- In February 2009, an ad hoc volunteer task force, spearheaded by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA), the Fund for Folk Culture (FFC), and the National Council for the Traditional Arts, was formed to develop a survey for the folk and traditional arts field about the impact of the recession. Staff from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the Washington State Commission on the Arts Folk & Traditional Arts Program, the Western Folklife Center and independent folklorist Pat Jasper offered additional input as the survey developed.

 

Surale Phillips (Surale Philips, Inc.) and Jerry Yoshitomi (MeaningMatters, LLC) assisted the group in survey design, data processing, tabulation and interpretation of results. The survey was distributed online for a time limited time in early-2009. The survey represents the experiences of a broad cross-section of people and organizations involved in the folk and traditional arts at a challenging moment in time. It provides a view of how people and organizations are faring and how they are impacted by the current economic recession.

Learn more at: www.actaonline.org

 

Smart City radio Features Surale Phillips

Americans for the Arts – A new study from Americans for the Arts claims that each year in America the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $166 billion in economic activity. Our guests this week are leading efforts to make sure their cities get a big piece of that action. Surale Phillips shares how arts organizations are finding new audiences.

 

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