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AES Published books and Work kits:

 

Arts Festival Work Kit
The Classic is back! Now available as a CD or environmentally friendly download. Don’t miss the book that since 1989 remains the How-To Reference for creating your own Fair or Festival. A detailed guide to planning, organizing, funding, implementing and evaluating an arts festival.

 
 
Community Cultural Planning Handbook

Community Cultural Planning Work Kit
Developed by Louise K. Stevens, ArtsMarket, Inc. in association with the AES staff. 1987. 
Get Both Volumes (see descriptions below) for a discount:
Vol. I: Conducting a Community Cultural Assessment
Vol II: Developing a Strategic Cultural Plan

 

Conducting a Community Cultural Assessment: A Work Kit, Volume I
Louise K. Stevens. Published by the Arts Extension Service. 2000, fifth printing.

As early as 1986 the National Endowment for the Arts cited “cultural planning skills” as a high priority for local arts organizations. Large cities can afford to hire consultants and planners, but small cities and rural communities don’t have the same access to time, money and other important resources. The Arts Extension Service proudly responded to this need and two work kits Conducting a Community Cultural Assessment: A Work Kit, Volume I and Developing a Strategic Cultural Plan: A Work Kit, Volume II were created. In Conducting a Community Cultural Assessment: A Work Kit, Volume I, you will go through a 3 Phase process to help you collect data and opinions, develop a summary profile, and draw conclusions and develop recommendations.

 

Community Cultural Planning Handbook

Developing a Strategic Cultural Plan: A Work Kit, Volume II
Louise K. Stevens. Published by the Arts Extension Service. 2000, fifth printing.

As early as 1986 the National Endowment for the Arts cited “cultural planning skills” as a high priority for local arts organizations. Large cities can afford to hire consultants and planners, but small cities and rural communities don’t have the same access to time, money and other important resources. The Arts Extension Service proudly responded to this need by creating two work kits. With your Assessment completed Developing a Strategic Cultural Plan: A Work Kit, Volume II leads you through the process of creating your plan including practical issues including leadership, budget, timelines, community involvement, and evaluation.

 

Fairs and Festivals

Fairs and Festivals, 1999
Proving that all things old are new again, we continued to get requests for this classic that provides a month-by-month listing of fairs and festivals across the United States in 1999, a bibliography and resource section, and a listing of State-wide craft organizations, and a per state festival index.  While dated, this offers a great place to start when searching for fairs and festivals.

 

Fundamentals of Arts Management

Fundamentals of Arts Managementnew 5th Edition

Fundamentals of Arts Management is the classic text in arts management that has been helping professional and volunteer arts leaders learn to connect the arts and community since the first edition in 1987. Contributing writers: Mary Altman, Denise Boston-Moore, Janet Brown, Tina Burdett, Craig Dreeszen, Gay Drennon, Maryo Gard Ewell, Lisa Kammel, Pam Korza, Halsey and Alice North, David O'Fallon, Shirley K. Sneve, Marete Wester and Sally Zinno. 2007. 

 

Going Public

Going Public a field guide to developments in art in public places
The classic 1988 guide to establishing and operating a public art program through numerous cases and annotated sample documents, Going Public provides useful and instructive tools to allow you to adapt the material to your unique situation.  Geared to the public art administrator who is coordinating an ongoing publically funded art program as well as for artists to glean insight into the process of public art.  Download only available to those with significant bandwidth and high speed.

 

Intersections II: Community Arts and Education Collaborations

Intersections I: Community Arts and Education Collaborations
Dr. Craig Dreezsen, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Kennedy Center Alliance for Art Education, National Assembly of Local Art Agencies (NALA), and Arts Extension Service. 1992

This book synthesizes two parallel projects initiated by the NEA to examine what contributes to, and what blocks, successful community and school partnerships on behalf of arts in education and creates a “How To” for planning and executing a partnership, including pitfalls, cultural awareness, developmental stages of a partnership, and how to address trends or change.

 

Intersections: Community Arts and Education Collaborations II

Intersections II: Community Arts and Education Collaborations 
Dr. Craig Dreezsen, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Kennedy Center Alliance for Art Education, National Assembly of Local Art Agencies (NALA), and Arts Extension Service. 1992

This work builds from the work of NALAA and AES convening of institutes for 177 individuals in six cities, and the other a Kennedy Center, AES and NEA convening of 76 individuals from 14 states. This book synthesizes two parallel projects (NEA/NALAA/AES “Six Cities” study and Kennedy Center/AES/NEA institutes in fourteen states) initiated by the NEA to examine what contributes to and what blocks successful community and school partnerships on behalf of arts in education and creates a “How To” for planning and executing a partnership, including pitfalls, cultural awareness, developmental stages of a partnership, and how to address trends or change.

 

Learning Partnership Set

Learning Partnerships: Set
Dr. Craig Dreezsen, Arts Extension Service; Arnold Aprill, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education; and Richard Deasy, the national Arts Education Partnership. 2001

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Learning Partnership Workbook 1

Learning Partnerships: Evaluation Workbook 1
Dr. Craig Dreezsen, Arts Extension Service; Arnold Aprill, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education; and Richard Deasy, the national Arts Education Partnership. 2001

Our Evaluation Workbook 1, is the companion to the Learning Partnership Planning Workbook. This Workbook prepares you to plan a program evaluation and works for collaborative projects or programs within one institution. Evaluation Workbook 1, poses questions to guide you through four steps. Your answers tot the workbook questions will produce a plan that your partners may use to evaluate your program.

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Learning Partnership Workbook 2

Learning Partnerships: Evaluation Workbook 2
Dr. Craig Dreezsen, Arts Extension Service; Arnold Aprill, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education; and Richard Deasy, the national Arts Education Partnership. 2001

Our Evaluation Workbook 2, is the companion to the Learning Partnership Planning Workbooks. Using this Workbook you will implement your Evaluation Plan. This workbook offers advice on how to collect and analyze evaluation data and then report and use results. As methods of evaluation vary according to program designs,Evaluation Workbook 2 offers implementation advice in a workshop format.

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Community Cultural Planning Handbook

Learning Partnerships: Planning Workbook
Dr. Craig Dreezsen, Arts Extension Service; Arnold Aprill, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education; and Richard Deasy, the national Arts Education Partnership. 2001

Use this 10-step process to design a new partnership or improve an existing one. OurPlanning Workbook distills the information requested by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Arts to guide community leaders from the arts, education, business, civic and government sectors who seek to combine their talents and resources in partnership to address the arts and arts education needs of the young people of their community.

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Partnerships in Creative Economy Planning Workbook

Partnerships in Creative Economy Planning Workbook
Craig Dreeszen with Tom Borrup and Maren Brown
The Partners in Creative Economy Planning Workbook provides a framework for planning that fits your unique community.

Interested in refining or building durable community arts collaborations at the local level? Want to understand the steps needed to build your Creative Economy? Order your workbook today!

 

AES Affiliated Publications:

Art in Other Places

Art in Other Places: Artists at Work in America's Community and Social Institutions
This book recounts the histories of 22 arts programs that pioneered the burgeoning field of arts-based community development and social change in America. 
William Cleveland

 

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