More Than Money
Issue #18
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Art and Money

Table of Contents



  • The Activist Cookbook: Creative Actions for a Fair Economy , by Andrew Boyd. (Boston: United for a Fair Economy, 1997.) Tired of stuffy, no-fun, unimaginative forms of political activism that don't seem to work anyway? This "cookbook" provides a hands-on manual for media stunts, street theater, and many other creative cultural and arts tools from the labor and social justice movements.
  • Art and Money: An Irreverent History by Aubrey Menen. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980.) A humorous and very British look at the history of auction houses, collectors, patrons, and starving and wealthy European artists.
  • Creating a Life Worth Living: A Practical Course in Career Design for Artists, Innovators, and Others Aspiring to a Creative Life by Carol Lloyd. (New York: HarperPerennial, 1997.) Offers exercises, inspiration, interviews, and artistic assignments to help you map a path to your ideal creative life.
  • The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property by Lewis Hyde. (New York: Vintage Books, 1983.) One of the most thoughtful reflections ever written on the relationship between commerce and the creative spirit.
  • Intersections: Community Arts and Education Collaborations , by Craig Dreeszen. (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Arts Extensions Service, 1992.) A report of a study prepared by the National Endowment of the Arts documenting community arts and education partnerships. Case studies of what works and how these programs make a difference in the lives of students.


  • ArtsWire: A national computer-based network on the arts sponsored by the New York Foundation of the Arts. Whether you are an artist, patron, donor, advocate, collector, educator, or arts enthusiast, this website is probably your best gateway to arts resources on the Internet. Set your browser to


  • Art in the Public Interest: A national nonprofit organization that supports the efforts of artists, advocates, donors, and educators who are bringing the arts together with community and social concerns. API offers resources such as books, pamphlets, periodicals, archives, referrals, workshops, and internet sites as well as collaborating with other organizations in the field of community-based arts.

Art in the Public Interest
P.O. Box 68
Saxapahaw, NC 27340

  • Grantmakers in the Arts: A national organization of over 500 private grantmakers interested in the arts and arts-related activities. Affiliated with the Council on Foundations, GIA provides an annual conference, a newsletter, research and other publications, as well as takes positions on policies that affect arts and culture within the public, private, and philanthropic sectors.

Anne Focke,
Grantmakers in the Arts
P.O. Box 21487
Seattle, WA 98111

  • Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media: Named in honor of singer, actor, and civil rights activist Paul Robeson, the Fund supports media artists working in radio, video, and film production who address critical social and political issues.

Jan Stout, Program Officer
Paul Robeson Fund
Funding Exchange,
666 Broadway #500
New York, NY 10012

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