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Let’s Revolt! Changing How the Arts View Value and Engagement Let’s talk about starting a revolution. For rising arts leaders, we have a unique time period when our voices are not only valuable and needed as employees, but also make up a desired audience. Many of our institutions want to engage the young professionals and, […]

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St(Art) Up Entrepreneurship Over the past several years in Atlanta, the startup entrepreneurial community has grown as many aspiring moguls have put their creative and technical capital to work to secure funds and buzz around their latest digital products. This energy has been fueled by Atlanta’s unique characteristics has a hub for transportation, education, and […]

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Culture as the New Solution The intrinsic impact of the arts is one that is well known, but a challenge to prove. In the face of arguments that frame arts and culture as entertainment, as a sign of privilege, and not as a priority, our field has worked hard to advocate for the value of […]

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Taking Notes: USUAF Convenes in NOLA In January, the United States Urban Arts Federation (USUAF) held its winter meeting in New Orleans (NOLA). A program of Americans for the Arts, USUAF is comprised of executive leaders of the local art agencies (LAA) in the 60 largest cities in the United States. USUAF serves as a […]

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Using the Arts to Revitalize Downtown Miami This piece by Laura Bruney of the Arts & Business Council of Miami was originally published on their blog, www.artsbizmiami.org/ArtsBizBlog. Alyce Robertson is Executive Director of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority. The Great Recession wreaked havoc on downtown Miami, with empty condos and a surplus of office space that […]

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Arts Education Poised for Comeback in Nation’s Largest School Districts Urban school districts, such as New York and Chicago, are taking bold steps to expand the school day curriculum and once again invest in arts education. After years of budget cuts, and a narrowing of curriculum at public schools across the country, cities are taking […]

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So What do You Do? This blog post is an extended interview from the Spring issue of Americans for the Arts member magazine Arts Link. Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Leader program celebrates its 15th anniversary this year in 2015. Leslie Ito was one of the founding members and she is interviewed by another founding […]

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Arts and Tech: creating pARTnerships for the next wave of culture and technology There have been a slew of discussions lately centered around the potential in combining art and technology, two sectors that operate differently but ultimately share many similarities. A recent article in the New York Times by Alice Gregory questioned if in the […]

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Arts Education and Cognitive Development I have launched my own version of a television show… for an audience of one. Henry, my first grandchild, has been my avid collaborator for over 2 years.  Although we are separated by thousands of miles, we are “close” thanks to frequent video conferencing.  Tours of my house and yard, co-reading […]

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Five Reasons Not to Forget Special Education Students They’re often left behind. Left out of the discussion. Forgotten. Not on the stage or missing from the page. Frequently not even in the room. I’m talking about students experiencing disability, or special education students. In the swirling national dialogue on arts education and cognitive development, it […]

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