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The data is in: The arts boost student learning, particularly for English Language Learners Arts instruction has long been used as a tool for reaching English Language Learners. In fact, the origins of the children’s theatre genre lie in the Settlement Houses of Chicago in the early Twentieth Century, where Jane Addams utilized theatre and […]

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Round-up for Aspirations and Reflections: Emerging Leaders in Public Art Administration What a great week filled with aspirations and reflections from emerging leaders in the public art field! Thank you to all of our bloggers who made this salon a success by sharing their thoughts and inspiration for their thoughts and inspirations on their careers […]

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Public Art; a means for human development – The Artist as Social Animator It was about six years ago, in 2007, sitting in my small Hong Kong apartment, that I put down ideas for a work practice that would use public art and modern culture as means of developing community and habitat. A practice where […]

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Forming a Workers Public Art Practice…. Some years back, I was fortunate enough to be asked to develop an arts course for the mainly rank and file construction workers that are required by their union to attend our Labor College. I chose to develop a class on public art seeing it as a vehicle to […]

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What Are the Organizing Ideas in Public Art Today? What central ideas are today’s emerging public art leaders organizing around? What accomplishments will last, and how are we working collectively to better our field? Every field has some organizing ideas or principles, and public art is no exception. From the outset of posing these questions, […]

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The Making of “The Wolf of 18th St” The Film Production class at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies was busy shooting a narrative film projects this past semester with the generous help of Vans and Americans for the Arts. With our grant, we were able to hire USC Film School graduate student, Julius Robins, […]

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Booz Allen Hamilton Finds Inspiration in the Arts Patrick O’Herron interviewing Dr. Ralph W. Shrader, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Booz Allen Hamilton. 1. Booz Allen Hamilton was a 2011 BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America honoree. Why does the company choose to support the arts? The arts inspire, provoke […]

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Barriers to Arts Participation: On Perception, Value, and Luxury In America, the arts are often seen as a luxury. They are the first thing to go when school board’s cut budgets, and successful arts policy is seen as the exception, not the rule. Like other so-called “luxuries,” people go to extreme measures to preserve its […]

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Are We Okay? With all the not so good news happening in the world lately – war along the Gaza Strip, new tensions flaring in Iraq, the aftermath in Afghanistan, and nationally; the racial chaos unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri along with the devastating passing of comedian and actor Robin Williams to depression and suicide – […]

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LAAs, FAQs, and Other Acronyms: Reflections from a Summer Intern Ask a fine arts professional about arts management and most will respond with something along the lines of, “What is that?” At least that was my experience when I inquired about the field at my small liberal arts school in Asheville, North Carolina. Such reactions […]

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