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Last updated: 2 January 1998
WWCD Core Resources
WWCD Home Page:
Links to major sections of Webster's World... Links to introductory and core resource materials
Introducing Webster's World of Cultural Democracy
What WWCD is for -- how it came about
WWCD Project Personnel About The Institute for Cultural Democracy
Information about project director Don Adams, with a link to his resume... List of WWCD Project Advisors and ICD Board members
About the Institute for Cultural Democracy, WWCD's sponsor ... WWCD project Finances
About The Institute for Cultural Democracy
What's New in Webster's World?
Notices of new additions to WWCD... News of real-time events and other time-dated announcements
What Is Cultural Democracy?
A simple definition, with links to the following two short essays
Cultural Democracy: A Brief Introduction:
The three concepts which make cultural democracy are laid out in a short essay by Adams & Goldbard.
Cultural Democracy: Introduction to an Idea:
A slightly longer Adams & Goldbard essay describes the history of the idea of cultural democracy and its contemporary utility
Short definitions of common terminology in WWCD
WWCP Home Page:
What is Cultural Policy?...The Right to Culture... Historical Roots of Cultural Policy... Cultural Policy Around the World... Means of Promoting Cultral Democracy... The Climate for Cultural Democracy... Links to other pages on cultural policy
Basic Concepts of Cultural Policy:
How cultural policy is set... Modes of Action in Cultural Policy... Instrumentalities of Cultural Policy. Introduces most of the terminology used to describe cultural policy.
Cultural Policy in the United States of America
Cultural Policy in U.S. History:
A sweeping background piece on cultural policy in the United States, from the time of European settlement through the present, by Adams & Goldbard
New Deal Cultural Programs: Experiments in Cultural Democracy
A detailed account on federal cultural policy and support programs during the Great Depression of the 1930's, by Adams & Goldbard
California Cultural Policy
Author's Preface 1996: The Awful Truth in Five Acts
Arlene Goldbard tells the story behind this 1978 policy proposal
Comprehensive Cultural Policy for the State of California:
A proposal written by Adams & Goldbard for the California Arts Council in 1978
Cultural Democracy: A New Cultural Policy for the United States
Adams & Goldbard wrote this proposal for national cultural policy for the Institute for Policy Studies in 1987
Cultural Policy Around the World
Culturelink's Cultural Policies Data Bank:
Summaries of cultural policy in dozens of countries around the world have been compiled by Culturelink, in Zagreb, Croatia, and will be published here. Only eight are now available: more will be published as soon as resources allow and indexed on this page
An Introduction to the Cultural Policy Data Bank:
Culturelink project coordinator Biserka Cvjeticanin describes the Cultural Policy Project which led to the Data Bank
Cultural Policy in Australia
Cultural Policy in Austria
Cultural Policy in Italy
Cultural Policy in Laos
Cultural Policy in Myanmar (Burma)
Cultural Policy in Nigeria
Cultural Policy in Thailand
Cultural Policy in Vietnam
WWCA Home Page:
Introduction to Webster's World of Cultural Action... Summary of current contents... Resources in Webster's World and elsewhere on socially-engaged theater... Links to related Web sites
Animation: What's in a Name?
This seminal 1982 article introduced a generation of community artists to a way of describing their work, in use around the world. Here it is for a new generation!
Community Arts in Australia:
Community theatre worker Nick Hughes introduces WWWebsters to the rich community arts movements of Australia. This first Webster's World material from Australia includes three articles by Nick:
Power, Brutality and Poetry: Violence in the Workplace and at Home
Nick describes Geoff Goodfellow's roving residency with AFMEU,
Australia's Automotive, Food, Metal and Engineering Union.
Working Off the Back Foot: The Importance of Consultation and Negotiation in Working with Communities
Nick finds important lessons in Phill Rooke's residency with the
Construction, Forestry, Mining Employees Union (CFMEU).
Somewhere Special: Artists in residence at Swallowcliffe Schools, Adelaide
Community participation spells success in a complete "makeover"
of an Adelaide school, involving a multi-artist team
Theatre of the Oppressed Workshops:
Doug Paterson introduces the ideas and techniques of Augusto Boal in using theater as a means of insight and action.
Second Thoughts -- an evaluative discussion of the March 1996 conference which involved both Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal -- has been established here in Webster's World as a service to conference participants.
List of Cultural Organizations:
Master list of groups in Webster's Guide...
Please review this list and SEND US YOUR ADDITIONS!
Webster's World of Cultural Issues
WWCI Home Page:
Introduction to Webster's World of Cultural Issues... Introduction and links to each of the issue areas described below... Invitation to propose new topics
Metaphor, Morality, and Politics, Or, Why Conservatives Have Left Liberals In the Dust
George Lakoff illuminates the landscape of "family values" from a democratic perspective.