Non-Profit Enterprise in the Arts

Non-Profit Enterprise in the Arts : Studies in Mission and Constraint

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Taking the dichotomy of nonprofit "high culture" and for-profit "popular culture" into consideration, this volume assesses the relationship between social purpose in the arts and industrial organization. DiMaggio brings together some of the best works in several disciplines that focus on the significance of the nonprofit form for our cultural industries, the ways in which nonprofit arts organizations are financed, and the constraints that patterns of funding place on the missions that artists and trustees may wish to pursue. Showing how the production and distribution of art are organized in the United States, the book delineates the differing roles of nonprofit organizations, proprietary firms, and government agencies. In doing so, it brings to the surface some of the special tensions that beset arts management and policy, the way the arts are changing or are likely to change, and the policy alternatives "high culture" faces.show more

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  • Hardback | 386 pages
  • 162.1 x 237.7 x 29.7mm | 786.28g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous tables and figures
  • 0195040635
  • 9780195040630
  • 2,018,010

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A landmark volume....Deserves a special place on the bookshelves of scholars and practitioners interested in this field. * Public Administration Review *show more

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Produced and edited under the auspices of the Yale University Program on Nonprofit Organizations, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, this new series investigates the implications of current research in nonprofit studies for public policy.show more