CAIR
LAB



CAIR Lab supports artists in residence in government through public speaking, research, and launching new programs all in collaboration with government staff, artists, and communities. We are an interdisciplinary team with professional experience as artists, researchers, arts managers, and government administrators.

Reach out at cairlabgov@gmail.com.




RESOURCES ︎︎︎ Articles and materials that we contributed to or have influenced us

 


CAIR LAB Writing on AIR Programs

How Artists Help Build Equitable, Empathetic Infrastructure, Amanda Lovelee, Mallory Rukhsana Nezam, and Johanna K. Taylor, Next City, 2021

A New Tool to Advance Equity: Artists in Residence in Government, Mallory Rukhsana Nezam and Johanna K. Taylor, ICMA, Local Government Review, 2021


AIR Program Evaluations

How Artists Change the City: The City of Boston Artists-in-Residence Program Three Year Program Evaluation, Sherman Cultural Strategies, 2021

Boston Artists-in-Residence Year in Review, 2020-21

Creative CityMaking Minneapolis, Adaptive Action Evaluation, Rainbow Research, 2016


AIR Strategies & Analysis: Artist & Arts Organization Perspectives

6 Reasons Government Should Collaborate with Artists, Mallory Rukhsana Nezam, Medium, 2019

Artist Residencies in the Public Realm: A resource guide for creating residencies and fostering successful collaborations, Office of Public Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 2014

Making Space for Artists in Government, Diya Vij, A Blade of Grass: Growing Dialogue, 2016

Municipal Artist Partnerships, A Relationship Guide, Animating Democracy and A Blade of Grass, 2019

Problem Solving Through Arts and Culture Strategies: Creative Placemaking Guidance for Local Governance, ICMA, 2020





AIR Strategies & Analysis: Academic Perspectives

Art Practice as Policy Practice: Framing the Work of Artists Embedded in Government, Johanna K. Taylor, Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, 2021

Artists as Public Sector Entrepreneurs, Jessica Sherrod Hale and Joanna Woronkowicz, Small Business Economics, 2020

Embedded Aesthetics: Artist-in-Residencies as Sites of Discursive Struggle and Social Innovation, Michael Lithgow and Karen Wall, Seismopolite: Journal of Art and Politics, 2017


AIR Artist Perspectives & Documentation 

WSDOT Residency Materials, Mary Welcome and Kelly Greogory, 2021

Julia Weist’s “Public Record” Probes the Impact of Artists on Cities, Cassie Packard, Hyperallergic, 2021

Who Are the Naturally Occurring Artists in Your Municipal Agency? Elizabeth Hamby, 2018

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