The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.
Chapter : Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities
Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, 400 7th St. S.W., 20506; (202) 682-5541. Fax, (202) 682-5721. Patricia Loiko, Chief Indemnity Officer.
Membership: leaders of federal agencies sponsoring arts-related activities. Administers the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Act, which helps museums reduce the costs of commercial insurance for traveling exhibits.
General Services Administration (GSA), Design and Construction, Office of the Chief Architect, 1800 F St. N.W., #5400, 20405-0001; (202) 501-1888. David Insinga, Chief Architect.
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Administers the Art in Architecture Program, which commissions publicly scaled works of art for government buildings and landscapes, and the Fine Arts Program, which manages the GSA’s collection of fine artwork that has been commissioned for use in government buildings.
John F. Kennedy Center for the ...