About Mark Stern

Name: Mark Stern


Web Site: http://www.sp2.upenn.edu/siap/

Bio: Mark J. Stern is the Kenneth L. M. Pray Professor of Social Policy and Co-Director of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1994, he has been principal investigator of the Social Impact of the Arts Project at Penn, where along with Project Director Susan Seifert, he has conducted many studies of how cultural engagement influences urban neighborhoods.

Posts by Mark Stern:

ARTSblog holds week-long Blog Salons, a series of posts by guest bloggers, that focus on an overarching theme within a core area of Americans for the Arts' work. Here are links to the most recent Salons:

Arts Education

Teaching Artists

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Charting the Future of the Arts

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices


Arts Marketing

Audience Engagement

Winning Audiences

Powered by Community

Animating Democracy

Arts & the Military

Scaling Up Programs & Projects

Social Impact & Evaluation

Humor & Social Change

Private Sector Initatives

Arts & Business Partnerships

Business Models in the Arts

Local Arts Agencies

Cultural Districts

Economic Development

Trends, Collaborations & Audiences

Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.