Category Archives: In the press

media accounts of the economic crisis in the context of arts and culture funding

LOOKING BACK AT THE ARTS BUILDING BOOM

(The recession is)…”exposing poor management and poor planning,” said Mr. Joynes, who is collaborating on a study of 50 cultural building projects completed from 1994 to 2008 and their planning processes. These were situations, he added, in which “nobody actually … Continue reading

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MAKING THE MUMMIES DANCE! R.I.P THOMAS HOVING

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GIVEWELL-GATE REPORTED ON CREATEQUITY

Ian David Moss dissects the minor kerfluffle around GiveWell and the notorious Charity Navigator rating system for rating charities on their overhead ratio. Read More

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DOUG MCCLENNAN AND ANDREW TAYLOR ALMOST LIVE!

ArtsJournal founder and editor Doug McLennan talks with Andrew Taylor, director of the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. Subjects are community, conversation, and connection around the arts, and the emerging need for … Continue reading

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"AS GOES MAINE, SO GOES THE NATION"….DON'T WE WISH

A year ago the Maine Community Foundation, one of the state’s largest philanthropic enterprises, was preparing for hard times ahead. With the stock market crashing and a global recession strengthening its grip, Henry Schmeltzer, who was then the executive director, … Continue reading

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MICHELLE OBAMA ON WHY THE ARTS MATTER

“We believe strongly that the arts aren’t somehow an ‘extra’ part of our national life, but instead we feel that the arts are at the heart of our national life. It is through our music, our literature, our art, drama … Continue reading

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WHITE HOUSE HOSTS TRIBAL NATIONS CONFERENCE

Full text of the President’s opening address here. And text of his closing remarks here. Memorandum to heads of executive departments and agencies here. In the NYTimes…. President Obama told hundreds of tribal leaders at an Interior Department summit today … Continue reading

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ROCCO IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Veteran Broadway theater producer Rocco Landesman, off to a rocky start in his new gig as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), demonstrated at a meeting of arts funders in Brooklyn two weeks ago that he had … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT'S COMITTEE FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES OVERFLOWS WITH CULTURAL POLICY EXPERTISE

Several stars of stage, screen and fashion runways will join the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, a largely ceremonial, blue-ribbon group that advises President Obama on arts and cultural issues. Yo-Yo Ma, who played at Obama’s inauguration, … Continue reading

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NEA & NEH BUDGETS PASSED

The House and Senate on Thursday passed a budget increase for the National Endowment for the Arts and for the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Interior Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2010 sets budgets for each agency at $167.5 … Continue reading

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