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A second edition of advice for artists taken from Art Talk interviews.
Located in Savannah, Georgia, Deep Center is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the literacy of low-income children through creative writing. The NEA recently awarded Deep Center an NEA Our Town grant to support Block by Block, a project that encourages students to use research and...
NEA Design Director Jason Schupbach talks about how creative placemaking projects are addressing the issue of inequity.
Jessica Garz of the Surdna Foundation sets the stage for the upcoming Social Impact Design webinar.
When we think of good design, we might think of pleasing aesthetics or functional utility. Rarely, however, do we associate design with civil rights. And yet for someone in a wheelchair, “the courthouse steps meant that you weren't equal in the halls of justice. The school steps—you couldn't really...
We know a lady never tells her age, but we can't help it--we're excited to be turning 50 this September! And how do we plan to celebrate? By sharing your stories of how the arts have impacted and made a difference in your lives. Whether you want to send us photos, make a video, sing a song, or...
Michael Graves sitting with book in hands.
On the day we were scheduled to interview Michael Graves, the celebrated architect, designer, professor, and National Medal of Arts recipient passed away at the age of 80. But as...
The City of Baltimore was on fire last week, in ways real and surreal. Peaceful protests that started in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray have escalated into police and resident violence. My first real tour of the neighborhoods of Baltimore was in the early years of my Rose Fellowship...
Design specialist Jennifer Hughes shares her experience attending a a creative placemaking convening in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
My journey into social impact design began with architecture. I first studied it as an object, obsessing over the form, materials, and details. I learned how ancient and modern masters like Michelangelo, Borromini, Le Corbusier, Wright, and Gehry created iconic buildings. I even had the opportunity...

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