Monthly Archives: May 2009

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The latest in a series of reports on California Arts education from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and research firm SRI International, An Unfinished Canvas: Local Partnerships in Support of Arts Education explores the role of partnerships in California … Continue reading

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NEW RESEARCH ON ARTS ED AND NEUROSCIENCE

Just like real life, it isn’t a simple as one might think, but the research into the connections between arts education and cognition is gaining increased respect. There aren’t many conclusions yet that can be translated into the classroom, but … Continue reading

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IF THERE'S MONEY TO BE HAD, WHY YES, A ZOO IS AN ARTS ORGANIZATION

Or so it would seem to some members of the Minnesota House of Representatives. It took seven years of toil for advocates to get a constitutional amendment passed that would provide a steady source of funding for arts and cultural … Continue reading

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SURVIVAL STRATEGIES FOR THE ARTS

John Killacky, artist and arts funder, not only knows that we need the arts now more than ever, but gives us ten survival strategies for arts organizations and one for audience members — and reminds us that all of us … Continue reading

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COMMUNITY ARTS GATHERING AT THE WHITE HOUSE

A number of leaders in community arts were invited to a briefing for White House staff on Tuesday, organized by Claudine Brown of the Nathan Cummings Foundation. In her words… Every day, artists and organizers apply their knowledge and creativity … Continue reading

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ROCCO LANDESMAN CHOSEN TO HEAD NEA

FROM TODAY’S NYTIMES: Rocco Landesman, the colorful theatrical producer and race-track aficionado who brought hits like “Big River,” “Angels in America” and “The Producers” to Broadway, has been nominated as the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, … Continue reading

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THE ARBITRARY ART GRANT: ARBITRARY, SMALL, REAL

Yes, it is for real. Founded in 2000 by Artists For a Work Free America and Vital 5 Productions, The Arbitrary Art Grants were designed to fortify the arts community, and to reinforce the ideology that all people are artists … Continue reading

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PHILANTHROPY IN HARD TIMES

Paul Brest and Hal Harvey in the Fenton Report: First, we need to stay focused on the commitments and long-term strategies we have already adopted. Whether we are working to improve the life chances of disadvantaged children, mitigate the catastrophic … Continue reading

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ARTIST TRUST SURVEY OF ARTISTS IN THE RECESSION

Artist Trust has just released this unique survey of over 700 artists in Washington state. Hear their stories in their own voices. How are artists managing in this economy? We wanted to know, so from March 15 to April 15, … Continue reading

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