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Arrowhead Stadium. Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs Last July, the Kansas City Chiefs made an unusual announcement for a football team: it issued a call for artists. The Kansas City Chiefs Art Program, which closed its submission window on September 8, will commission regional artists to...
Day 6: Left Front of My Classroom via flickr user bonnie-brown It's a commonplace of most research reports that they conclude in much the same way, by stipulating that "more research must be conducted." But the statement rings especially true when the study topic itself is cliché-...
Local teens experiment with music software in the Hirshhorn’s YOUmedia center. Photo by Maya Munoz The Hirshhorn is known as the Smithsonian’s contemporary and modern art museum, but in October 2011, when it opened its YOUmedia space, ARTLAB+, it also became a new home for budding young...
NEA Director of Arts Education Ayanna Hudson. Photo by Gregory Gilmer Ayanna Hudson. Photo by Gregory Gilmer After 23 years of living in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Boston, DC native Ayanna Hudson is finally returning to her hometown. Hudson begins today as the NEA's new director of arts...
Students creating art at Savoy Elementary School in Washington, DC. Photo courtesy of Savoy Elementary School Throughout the years, there has been no shortage of proposals designed to improve troubled schools. Longer school days. Block scheduling. Charter schools. Standardized tests. Increased...
New Urban Arts artist mentor Abel Hernandez works on a logo design with a student. Photo by Jesse Banks III On February 14 the NEA hosted a meeting titled Improving Arts Learning through Standards & Assessment: A National Endowment for the Arts Research Roundtable. More than a dozen experts in...
Margaret Martin. Photo courtesy of the Harmony Project "Art, when alive and well within a society, is the creative force that drives innovation and effective solutions to social problems." What happens when you mix a little kid playing Brahms with Los Angeles gangbangers? Well, if you...
Michelle Obama poses with Judith Anderson and Salvador Flores-Martinez, representatives from ArtLab, based in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Steve Purcell Last week, I was at the White House---which is always a treat---for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. It’s a big event...
by Charlotte Fox, Executive Director, Alaska State Council on the Arts Students from the 2011 Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Photo by Clark Mischler Back in 2002, when I was just beginning this job and a naive state arts agency director, I made a remark at a statewide public meeting that it was our goal to...
From left to right: Artist Mary Ann Chubb, Raku artist Michael Conger, potter Martha Hollenhorst, and Clayworks founder Susan Ward. Photo courtesy of Susan W. Ward and Boulder Mountain Clayworks Skiing, hiking, and biking on the majestic Bald Mountain are just a few of the activities associated...

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