Monthly Archives: July 2009

HERE WE GO AGAIN ?

Sigh….. Talk about a stimulus package. The National Endowment for the Arts may be spending some of the money it received from the Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund nude simulated-sex dances, Saturday night “pervert” revues and the airing of … Continue reading

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OOPS. POSTSCRIPT TO MICHELLE OBAMA POST BELOW…

[Ms. Obaba was] Dressed in a short-sleeved, bright canary yellow suit by Michael Kors.

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MICHELLE OBAMA PROMOTES ARTS EDUCATION AT DESIGN AWARDS

“An educational foundation is only part of the equation,” the first lady said. “In order for creativity to flourish and imagination to take hold, we also need to expose our children to the arts from a very young age.” She … Continue reading

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WAYS THAT ARTISTS ARE HONORED, OR NOT

The guardians of Georgia O’Keeffe’s legacy have a bone to pick with an Albuquerque elementary school named after the artist. It’s not a pretty picture. Officials of The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe complained recently about a “GOK” logo … Continue reading

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MERCE CUNNINGHAM AND THE LIVING LEGACY PLAN

In June, the choreographer announced an initiative called the Living Legacy Plan that would safeguard his work and provide for a smooth transition of assets in the event that he should no longer be able to serve as leader of … Continue reading

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WHY THE ARTS MATTER AND DESERVE SUPPORT — ESPECIALLY IN BLEAK TIMES

Jordan Levin in the Miami Herald Two South Florida dance companies closed recently. West Palm Beach’s lively, lovely Ballet Florida filed for bankruptcy two weeks ago, and Miami-Dade’s gallant Ballet Gamonet, after months of financial struggle, suspended performances in March … Continue reading

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NEW PUBLICATION FROM WALLACE FOUNDATION

This brief publication is a handy bibliography to more lengthly research reports elsewhere. The key to increasing demand for the arts may well lie in reversing the 30-year-long downtrend in arts learning both in and out of school. A number … Continue reading

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SHARED MEASUREMENT AND SOCIAL IMPACT

New research supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation examines new web-based tools for sharing data and evaluation. The social sector’s ability to solve complex social problems is limited by traditional approaches to grantee performance and outcome measurement. By … Continue reading

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SEATTLE NATIVE NONPROFITS COLLABORATE TO ENSURE SURVIVAL

Earlier this year several Seattle Native nonprofit groups came together to both learn more about the work that they each do and to find ways in which they can support each other in these difficult times. The meeting arose out … Continue reading

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IDLE SPECULATIONS AND FILLER ABOUT THE NEA

Big breaking news from the New York Times. Must be vacation season or something. Maybe the interns took over. Although it may be hard to remember now, there was a time when the National Endowment for the Arts seemed to … Continue reading

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