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TOP 10 U.S. ARTS POLICY STORIES FOR 2009

David Moss posts his New Year’s list of the top 10 U.S. arts policy stories of 2009. Yikes! GIA appears twice. Read More

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NEW JERSEY FREEZES $10 MILLION IN ARTS GRANTS AWARDED EARLIER

Treasury spokesman Tom Vincz confirmed the state has released only a small portion of the $12.2 million in first installments. The rest “has been put on hold, along with other areas generally considered ‘discretionary,’ in light of the current year … Continue reading

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ARLENE GOLDBARD ON ARTISTS AND CULTURAL RECOVERY

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$4.35 BILLION IN STIMULUS FUNDS FOR EDUCATION, BUT NO ARTS

From the Executive Summary ( Link below) “Priority 2. Competitive Preference Priority – Emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)” Dept. of Education announcement Executive Summary of Race to the Top guidelines for applicants In the press: New York … 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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ROCCO'S GIA KEYNOTE IN THE PRESS

The closing keynote at the 2009 GIA conference in Brooklyn has generated some diverse responses. Jacqueline Trescott in the Washington Post Chris Jones in the Chicago Tribune David Ng in the LA Times Arts Beat in the New York Times … Continue reading

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ART AND THE PUBLIC PURPOSE: A NEW FRAMEWORK

Check out this new site about the framework was developed by the Cultural Policy Working Group created on May 12th, 2009, following a White House Briefing on Art, Community, Social Justice, National Recovery. This Framework offers five concepts that hold … Continue reading

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NICK RABKIN ON HUFFPOST: DOES THE COUNTRY NEED A CULTURAL POLICY?

Despite its preoccupation with the economy, health care, two wars, and other pressing matters, the administration has already shown a real appreciation for the arts. Its White House performance programs are welcoming the diversity of American culture to the “People’s … Continue reading

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HELP THE FEDS AWARD $4.35 BILLION IN EDUCATION FUNDING

“The U.S. Department of Education is seeking recommendations for reviewers for the $4.35 billion Race to the Top Fund competitive grant program. This program presents an unprecedented opportunity to support far-reaching improvement in schools across the country. Therefore, we hope … Continue reading

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