The course PA5590 "Arts, Cities, and Economic Development" taught by Professor Ann Markusen meets Monday/Wednesday 2:30 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.
PA5590 Arts, Cities, and Economic Development
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
2-credit course for Planning, Public Policy, Design and Arts and Social Science Graduate Students
Spring Semester 2009
Monday-Wednesday 2:30 P.M. - 3:45 P.M. (01/21/2009 - 04/01/2009)
Professor Ann Markusen: firstname.lastname@example.org
The creative economy has moved to the fore in urban planning and economic development policy. This course explores the juncture between three fields: the arts and arts policy; economic development; and urban/rural spatial structure in a seminar format.
The class will integrate in-depth understanding of artistic practice, arts organizations, the cultural industries, community arts and culture, and urban spatial structure. Tensions between traditional elite arts patronage (with its emphasis on large anchor arts institutions and individual funding of artists) and a more pluralistic approach (a broader definition of the arts, including community cultural practiced, the embedding of artists in their communities and a decentralized urban mosaic of artistic spaces) will be explored. The course will be watching an emerging and very exciting new arts policy sector reinvent itself in the US, especially with a new President who has pledged to support the arts, and review what is happening in Europe, Asia and Latin America as well.
Course goals: Prepare future professionals, researchers and academics for work in analyzing and designing planning and policy responses to the urban creative economy by immersing them in state-of-the-art practice.