During Economic Highs and Lows, the Arts Are Key Segment of U.S. Economy
Each State has Unique Arts Profile- According to the latest data issued today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts, the arts remain a vital component of the U.s. economy. www.arts.gov
How Artists are Helping Transform A Detroit Community
How Artists are Helping Transform A Detroit Community - In March of 2009, Model D published an article entitled "Detroit House: $100. Bold New Ideas for the City: Priceless" That highlighted the early efforts of Powerhouse Productions in a Detroit neighborhood just north of Carpnter street, www.huffingtonpost.com
Big Dreams of the Art Factory - Mass MoCA Prepares to Expand
Big Dreams of the Art Factory- Mass MoCA Prepares to Expand - North Adams, Mass. - The word that Joseph C. Thompson had been waiting for finally arrived on Aug 8: Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts had signed a $1.4 billion capital facility bond bill. www.nytimes.com
Art + Prison: Transforming Lives Behind Bars Through The Arts
Arts + Prison: Transforming Lives Behind Bars Through The Arts - The California Arts Council received quite the Valentines' Day surprise from one of its fellow state agencies last Friday. The head of rehabilitation programs for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) called with a proposal: www.huffingtonpost.com
Artist Work Rises from the Destruction
Artists' Work Rises From the Destruction of the Israel-Gaza Conflict - The images of so many houses destroyed, so many bomb blasts, even so many bodies wrapped in burial shrouds can begin to blur together, indistinguishable. But Belal Khaled, a young photojournalist and painter in this southern Gaza town, saw symbols and stories in the smoke all around him. www.nytimes.com
Can Kickstarter save arts education?
Can Kickstarter save arts education? Nearly one in 10 U.S. secondary schools has no music program. Eleven percent don’t teach art. More than half have cut theater. Nine in 10 have cut dance.
Despite overwhelming evidence that arts education correlates with higher graduation rates, better college performance and future success in the workplace, shrinking school budgets and strict curriculum standards keep restricting the time that teenage students spend exploring their creative sides. www.washingtonpost.com
A New Muralism Growing: Spotlight On Jersey City And "Savage Habbit"
A New Muralism Growing: Spotlight On Jersey City And "Savage Habbit"-An important part of the Street Art Ecosystem is the mural and right now we are in the midst of a mural revolution www.huffingtonpost.com
City of Reading One of 66 National Endowment for the
City of Reading One of 66 National Endowment for the Arts "Our Town" Projects Selected Nationwide- The City of Reading will receive $75,000 in an National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant to implement a public art initiative
BEHIND THE STORY How do you quantify arts education
BEHIND THE STORY How do you quantify arts education- Recently on TC Daily Planet, I wrote about the disheartening phenomenon of music being dropped from the school-day....www.tcdailyplanet.net