Date of this report: 7 March 2001
We've moved our real-world archives to Seattle, shedding a few files in the process, but Webster's World is still here, serving Websters wanting information on cultural policy from a culturally democratic point of view.
Among the latest developments at Webster's World:
Back in 1995, Webster's World of Cultural Democracy was proud to help people gain Internet access to a truly unique resource: Culturelink's Cultural Policies Data Base. Culturelink has since developed a beautiful site of their own, speedily available from mirror sites all over the world. So check out the Culturelink site for information about official cultural policies and news of international meetings in countries around the world.
WWCD Project Director Don Adams was invited to attend UNESCO's latest World Conference on Cultural Policies in Stockholm. His observations -- including his views of what the conference revealed about cultural policy trends around the world -- is summed up in The World of Cultural Policy.
March 12th is the release date for a new publication on the theory, history, practice of community cultural development in the United States: Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development, by Don Adams and Arlene Goldbard. For your free copy, write to: Communications Office; The Rockefeller Foundation; 420 Fifth Avenue; New York, NY 10018; USA. If you're outside the United States, please include your telephone number along with your mailing address.
Please encourage your friends and colleagues to visit Webster's World -- and look over our Webster's Guide listings (follow the links at the bottom of this and most other WWCD pages): please send us contact information if you don't find your organizations or theirs listed yet.
We continue to have a great deal of additional material on hand, waiting for publication here in Webster's World -- including dozens of international cultural policy profiles from Culturelink; introductory materials about cultural policy, cultural action, and the cultural landscape contributed by Adams & Goldbard; and many more listings to enter in Webster's Guide. And we expect many contributions from visitors like you. We'll be adding these new materials as quickly as we can; but please be patient: Webster's World is a volunteer effort. Check back to this page periodically for reports of subsequent additions. Or send us an e-mail message, telling us a little bit about yourself and your interests, and we'll add you to an e-mail list to receive notices when new material in your interest area appears.
Meanwhile, if you are able to contribute yourself -- for instance, if you can help HTML-ize some of the enormous backlog of documents already on hand at WWCD -- please contact us! You'll find more information about WWCD and The Institute online, and we'll be glad to answer any other questions you have about our program and plans.