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by Scott Provancher, President, Arts & Science Council Scott Provancher. Photo courtesy of Arts & Science Council My colleagues and I at the Arts & Science Council (ASC) have been closely following the national and regional trends that affect the health of the Arts industry. In...
Jon Hinojosa with students from Say Si. Photo courtesy of Say Si Jon Hinojosa with students from Say Si. Photo courtesy of Say Si “We believe that each student that joins our program is there not only to gain wisdom but to impart wisdom.” – Jon Hinojosa Jon Hinojosa is the...
In this week's podcast, the spotlight is on legendary stage designer and 2011 NEA Opera Honoree John Conklin. Conklin’s influence on set design is difficult to exaggerate. His set and costume designs have been seen in opera houses, theaters, and ballet companies around the world...
Mike Henry. Photo courtesy of Mr. Henry I’ve spent the last two days attending the Grantmakers in the Arts conference in San Francisco. These are the largest and most giving foundations in support of the arts. Unlike radio’s myopic focus on 25-54 adults, foundations tend to mine...
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...

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