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Five Fundamentals to Creating a District Arts Plan Although each of us can probably recall a time when success could be defined as not losing (too much) ground, we all want to feel like our efforts have been worth the commitment and have made a lasting difference in some way. During my ten years at […]

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Oakland hosts CREATE CA’s Blueprint for Creative Schools roll-out What a treat to be in Sweet’s Ballroom in Oakland, home-away-from-home for Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Tito Puente, Dizzie Gillespie, Lalo Guerrero, Xavier Cugat, and so many more! And how wonderful for Sweet’s Ballroom to be a part of the Oakland School of the Arts, allowing […]

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Innovation and Creativity Meet Social Responsibility The following piece by Siobhan Kenney was originally published on Applied Materials’ corporate responsibility blog. As a company built on innovation, we understand the power of focusing creative minds on solving important problems … for our customers and for our communities. We recognize the tremendous benefit of bringing diverse […]

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Lt. Governors Endorse Arts Education Week For eight years now, Americans for the Arts has partnered with our nation’s Lieutenant Governors to promote arts education and other arts-related issues. I am often asked, “Jay, why do we work with the Lt. Governors?” The answer is simple. Whether they are elected directly, or on a ticket, […]

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What Metrics Matter? A Complicated Question in CSR and the Arts Alex Parkinson, researcher for The Conference Board, urges in his blog post that arts and culture leaders need to become adept at demonstrating the social impact of the arts in terms that speak to corporate leaders. I agree! But, it’s not just about arts […]

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Introducing the UK’s Arts Impact Fund The following two blogs by Helen Goulden and Caroline Mason were originally published on the Arts Impact Fund blog, and are great posts for this week’s Blog Salon on Corporate Social Responsibility. Advancing the Art of Finance Helen Goulden, Executive Director, Innovation Lab, Nesta The Arts Impact Fund is a new […]

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The Arts Mean Business If your city had a new construction company move to town, this would be good news – more jobs, more economic activity, and more tax revenues to be collected. How about if your city received funding from your state to widen a road? Again, you would probably welcome this news with […]

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Advocating for the Arts? Tell a Story As I reflect on the recent National Arts Advocacy Day and the several hundred visits to the offices of our Congressional representatives and senators that took place, I can think of hundreds of stories to tell. Each of the nearly 550 arts advocates from all fifty states, members […]

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Art in Motion: Monmouth Arts and New Jersey Transit Formed in 2011 and led by Monmouth Arts, the MoCo Arts Corridor Partnership is a creative placemaking initiative that brings artists, arts groups, municipal art councils, creative businesses, local and regional tourism offices, the County Economic Development, Tourism and Planning Offices, and NJ Transit together to […]

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Closing the “20 Arts Administration Revolutions” Blog Salon Last week, we heard several leaders call for and outline new directions for the arts field – the directions may be viewed as revolutions or simply a guided evolution from the current status quo. Nevertheless the ideas presented offer a vision for the field where diversity, authentic […]

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