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YOU ASKED FOR ARTS FUNDING OUTSIDE THE BOX, RIGHT?

“White Gold,” the ragged musician turned rock god thanks to the transformational powers of milk — is back in the spotlight. Today, White Gold launches his very own rock opera, Battle for Milkquarious, and the White Gold Milkdonkulous Giveaway — … Continue reading

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BILL AGUADO DIDN'T CARRY A SWITCHBLADE

Retired Bronx Council for the Arts Leader profiled in the NY Times “My father loved to read poetry,” recalled Mr. Aguado, 63, who retired as director in May. “As a kid I sat in his lap while he read poetry … Continue reading

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COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS RURAL FUNDING CONFERENCE: ONCE AGAIN NO ARTS OR CULTURE

When do you think that COF will catch on that arts and culture are part of the solution? The Council on Foundations, in partnership with the Rural Funders Collaborative and our Arkansas philanthropic community, is convening this second gathering of … Continue reading

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TWO PRETTY AMAZING RESOURCES

Check out the June 30 posting by Ian David Moss on Createquity for a Syllabus on Public Policy and the Arts. And simiarly, Syllabi in Community-based Arts at CanUniversity on the Community Arts Network site. Also a great logo, and … Continue reading

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IT IS OKAY FOR ARTISTS TO MAKE MONEY…NO, REALLY, IT’S OKAY

This paper—written by Robert Austin of the Harvard Business School along with Lee Devin of Swarthmore College—examines the apparent conflict between artistic and commercial objectives within creative companies, taking as a point-of-departure a particularly energetic debate during a symposium at … Continue reading

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ARTS ED REPORT CARD IS MIXED

New data out today from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, may make America’s arts instructors kind of blue: In the past decade or so, middle-schoolers have made little progress in how much they … Continue reading

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RESEARCH ON IMAGE AND MOTIVATION FOR CHARITABLE GIVING

In today’s economy, it’s increasingly difficult to elicit donations for charitable causes – but new research from Dr. Anat Bracha of the Eitan Berglas School of Economics at Tel Aviv University can provide fundraising organizations with a potent tool. A … Continue reading

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WHAT CAUSED THE BUDGET DEFECIT?

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MERCE CUNNINGHAM SETS PLAN FOR HIS DANCE LEGACY

Merce Cunningham, the nonagenarian choreographer, is planning for a world without him. He has decided that when he dies, or when the right time comes, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company will embark on a final two-year international tour and then … Continue reading

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MUSEUMS TAKING THE SAFE ROAD?

In the Washington Post At the height of the Brooklyn Museum’s “Sensation” scandal in 1999, Arnold Lehman wore a bulletproof vest. The museum director also avoided taking the subway, regularly changed his route to and from work, and avoided appearing … Continue reading

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