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The Maine Arts Commission is dedicated to highlighting important information pertinent to the arts and cultural sector in Maine. Below you will find a collection of downloadable materials either produced by the agency or by some of its cultural partners. These materials include magazines, reports and guides.

 


 

Maine Arts Commission

Maine Arts Magazine

The Maine Arts Magazine is the agency’s annual publication. It is a comprehensive resource for the arts in Maine.

 

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Maine Performing Arts Festivals 2011 Economic Impact Study

Maine Arts Commission report (2012). This report provides information about spending habits of Maine summer festival patrons and the effect of such spending on the state economy.

 

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Memorandum of Understanding - Phase 2

Maine Arts Commission (2011). The second of two reports about the Memorandum of Understanding to develop closer cultural connections between Maine and New Brunswick.

 

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Memorandum of Understanding - Phase 1

Maine Arts Commission (2010), The first of two reports about the Memorandum of Understanding to develop closer cultural connections between Maine and New Brunswick.

 

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Maine Museums - An Economic Impact Study

Maine Arts Commission (2010). This report provides information about spending habits of Maine museum patrons and the effect of such spending on the state economy.

 

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2x10 Two Times Ten

A publication celebrating 20 years of the Maine Arts Commission’s Traditional Arts Program 

 

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Audience Matters

A booklet written by Leslie Hunt and illustrated by Charlotte Agell. It is designed to help K - 12 students understand how to behave as audience members at live arts events. 

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National Endowment for the Arts Publications

 

Time and Money: Using Federal Data to Measure the Value of Performing Arts Activities

This is a report from the National Endowment for the Arts (2011) that uses federal data to measure the value of Performing Arts Activities within the U.S.

 

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A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals

National Endowment for the Arts report (2010), “Live from Your Neighborhood”. This is a national study of outdoor arts festivals. (NEA research report arts_media/51)

 

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 New England Foundation for the Arts Publications

New England’s Creative Economy: Nonprofit Sector Impact

A New England Foundation for the Arts report (2011) that evaluates the impact of the nonprofit arts sector on New England’s creative economy.

 

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Other Publications

Building Deeper Relationships

Wallace Foundation study (2012) of how Steppenwolf Theatre Company is turning single-ticket buyers into repeat visitors.

 

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 Arts and Economic Prosperity 4

A National Statistical report (2012) from Americans for the Arts highlighting the nonprofit arts and culture industry’s impact on the economy.

 

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 Set In Stone – Cultural Facilities Building Study

A report from the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago (2012) that focuses on cultural building in the U.S between 1994 and 2008, and suggesting that America overbuilt.

 

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 Arts Index

American for the Arts report (2012) measuring the vitality of arts and culture in the U.S. from 1998 to 2010.

 

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New Engines of Growth

National Governors Association report (2012) focusing on the role that arts, culture and design can play in governors’ policies to create jobs and boost their economies in the short run and transition to an innovation-based economy in the long run.

 

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 Artist as Philanthropist

An Aspen Institute report (2011) on the emerging artist-endowed foundation field within the U.S.

 

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 Case for Change, Capital in the Arts

Nonprofit Finance Fund report (2011) addressing inappropriate capitalization, or mis-capitalization perpetuated by cultural organizations and their supporters.

 

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Arts and Community Character

American Planning Association report (2011) presenting arts and culture strategies that help to reveal and enhance the underlying identity, meaning, value and character of the physical and social community.

 

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Getting in on the Act

The James Irvine Foundation (2011) report on how arts groups are creating opportunities for active audience participation.

 

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 Building Community: Making Space for Art

An Urban Institute report (2011) about conventional activities related to the presentation of professional art for consumption, and unconventional activities and places implicated in the concept of cultural vitality.

 

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 Investment Determinants of Cultural Buildings

A report by Joanna Woronkowicz, University of Chicago (2011), about Investment into the supply of cultural facilities exceeding the demand for them, particularly between 1998 and 2003.

 

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 Measures Of Growth In Focus

Maine Economic and Growth Council (2011) report containing measures and benchmarks for a vibrant Maine economy and community.

 

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Measures Of Growth In Focus - Summary

Maine Economic and Growth Council summary of the report (2011) containing measures and benchmarks for a vibrant Maine economy and community.

 

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 Tomorrows Donors

Institute for Philanthropy report (2010) that outlines the engagement of the next generation of family philanthropists.

 

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Lessons in Audience Engagement

A report published with the support of the Wallace Foundation, the Boston Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council (2010), outlining the efforts of 22 Boston area arts organizations to increase participation in the arts from 2006-2010.

 

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Making Maine Work

A Maine Development Foundation report (2010) relating to critical investments for the Maine economy. This report provides an overview of population statistics, energy costs, taxes and industry and contains recommendations based upon these figures.

 

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Visitor Tracking Research 2010 Annual Report

Maine Office of Tourism annual report (2010) relating to tourist habits and spending within Maine.

 

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 St. John Valley Creative Economy Project

A Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center report (2010) focusing on the creative economy of Maine’s St. John Valley.

 

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 2010 Cultural Heritage Traveler

U.S. Department of Commerce report (2010) about the habits of the Cultural Heritage Traveler in relation to international economies.

 

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Juice Report - Conference Summary

Midcoast Magnet report on the November 2009 Juice Conference in Camden Maine.

 

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