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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...
Montana Arts Council Executive Director Arlynn Fishbaugh discusses Montana's program for helping artists become better entrepreneurs.
Tonight these nine talented young people will battle it out, or, rather, recite it out, to find out which one of them will be the 2015 Poetry Out Loud National Champion. Did we mention that whoever wins will have made it to the top spot out of the more than 300,000 high schoolers who participated...
2014 Poetry Out Loud National Champ Anita Norman shares how she was transformed by discovering poetry through the Poetry Out Loud competition.
An interview with 2011 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Youssef Biaz about his favorite poets, his first time reciting a poem, and why he still loves poetry.
Ruby Lerner is the founding executive director and president of Creative Capital , an innovative arts foundation that adapts venture capital concepts to support individual artists. We thought Ruby might know a little bit about making plans so we asked her to share with us her creative resolutions...
“I become more and more convinced that artists are essential to every conversation about social innovation. It seems that the question is no longer ‘Are artists social entrepreneurs?’ but rather, ‘What next?’ What can artists accomplish with their imagination and...
“Sometimes when you're in the tyranny of the moment, you can't always see what [the solution] could possibly be, but scientists and artists are pretty trained at looking for the unexpected. And I think that's a unique shared skill each brings to the problem-solving experience.” – Lisa Hoffman Lisa...
I was thrilled to be accepted as a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in the summer of 2014. My only concern was the relatively short term of my residency there--11 days. Little did I know that those 11 days were to prove as productive as several months in my home studio. The...
"Once you can see yourself in that human story, you begin to care about it. Any number of touchstones transform that barrier of stigma and shame and phobia into understanding. We know that our job with the Quilt is not only to help the maker in their grief process, but to then use that memory...

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