Who We Are

The Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies was founded in 1994 by Princeton professors Stanley Katz and Paul DiMaggio. In that first year, the Center hosted several informal workshops and forums to discuss issues of cultural policy. Over a decade later, the Center has grown to become an important part of the Princeton University campus as well the larger cultural policy community. DiMaggio and Katz are joined by Center staff members, a number of faculty affiliates who serve as principal investigators on a variety of projects, dozens of research assistants, and an advisory committee of Princeton colleagues.

Additionally, as part of the Center's mission to encourage talented students to take an interest in research on arts and cultural policy, more than three dozen graduate students from across the campus – sociology and politics to architecture and English – have received support through project and dissertation grants from the Center.

The Center, a program of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, receives support from a number of national foundations and government agencies.


Stanley N. Katz, Director, Lecturer with Rank of Professor
Paul J. DiMaggio, Research Director, Professor of Sociology
Bernadette Yeager, Program Assistant

Supporting Institutions

The Center gratefully acknowledges the program and project support provided by the following institutions:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Rockefeller Foundation
The Markle Foundation
The National Science Foundation
The Henry Luce Foundation
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts
The Theatre Development Fund