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Zhou Zan. Photo by Katie Schulze "though shaped like banners, the women/never indulge in dancing in the wind --- from "Wings" by Zhou Zan Zhou Zan, a native of China's Jiangsu Province, is a poet, translator, and scholar. She edits the journal Wings , which is devoted to women...
Melbourne, Australia Photo and text by Jamie Bennett A slide from the presentation of Alison Tickel, director of Julie's Bicycle, a London-based not-for-profit working in environmental sustainability for the creative industries. Day four: Your chance to participate The final day of the summit...
Today the NEA and the Knight Foundation announced the five finalist projects for the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge. Watch the video to find out who they are. (You can also read the challenge winner press release in the NEA News Room.) Interested in reading more about new models for...
Melbourne, Australia Photo and text by Jamie Bennett A slide featuring a TV-watching dingo from Mike van Graan's presentation, "Outside the Comfort Zone." Day three: “Phar Lap is Australian for ‘Seabiscuit’” With day three of the World Summit, the day’s...
First pointe shoes by flickr user .Dianna. The College Board, in partnership with the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS), recently released two research reports designed to support the revision of the National Arts Education Standards. Building upon the 1994 National Standards,...
If you don’t know what Grab Day is, then listen to this week’s podcast. It’s a conversation with Native-American filmmaker Billy Luther, who made the documentary GRAB . Luther grew up celebrating Grab Day with his father’s family in the Laguna Pueblo of New Mexico. Grab Day...
Melbourne, Australia Text and photo by Jamie Bennett Day two: “Wai palya?” is Pitjantjatjara for “G’day” Day two of IFACCA’s conference began with a Pitjantjatjara language lesson from Trevor Jamieson. In addition to teaching the crowd how to greet one another,...
Melbourne, Australia Text and photo by Jamie Bennett, NEA Chief of Staff/Director of Public Affairs Our flight left LAX at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, and we arrived in Melbourne at 9:30 a.m. on Monday---somehow managing to leapfrog Sunday entirely as we crossed the international dateline. So I find...
Julie Henahan, executive director of the Ohio Arts Council, moderates the panel “A Way Forward: Arts and Economic Development” with Rocco, Chairman & CEO of Limited Brands Leslie H. Wexner, Columbus mayor Michael B. Coleman, and President & CEO of The Columbus Foundation Douglas...
Paul Lisicky. Photo courtesy of Mr. Lisicky 1. One voice syncs with another voice. Until the singers listen to themselves, they had no idea how much they'd missed making a single sound together. The work of it involves not just their tongues, teeth, lips, jaws, and lungs, but their whole bodies...

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