If I’ve learned nothing else in the first half of this year, I’ve learned that the arts policy blogosphere and its related universe is far more vast than I once imagined, and growing all the time. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, take note: these folks are all your friends and colleagues too. Please pay them a visit and say hello, because we are part of this movement together.
From now on, New Blogs will be an occasional feature whenever I have enough new ones to share with you.
Createquity reader Steve Dahlberg recently got in touch with me and pointed me to his blog about “creativity, creative thinking, creative problem solving, innovation, applied imagination, education, creative studies and more.” Steve brings a welcome science-oriented focus to his writing that is missing from most of the other content I keep up with; a number of posts, for example, highlight current trends and conversations in neuroscience. Steve also runs a consulting service called the International Centre for Creativity and Imagination.
Arts Council Blog
My good friends at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven have been maintaining this cool little blog for quite a while, actually. Currently, it appears to be toiling in some obscurity, judging by the paucity of comments, but it would be an ideal place to talk about how things that are going on nationally (like the recession, the new administration, etc.) impact on the local arts scene. I encourage anyone who’s reading this in New Haven to check it out. And even if you’re not in New Haven, there’s lots of eye candy in the form of photos from recent exhibitions and events around town to keep you entertained.
NYC Performing Arts Spaces Blog
As if the Fractured Atlas blog weren’t enough, NYC Performing Arts Spaces (which is now a Fractured Atlas project) just introduced one of its own. There’s some content overlap, but the NYC PAS blog tends to focus more narrowly on space-related and NYC-specific issues.
Totally fascinating site from the head and keyboard of Jay Corless, a Miami-born cultural policy maven who has done time in Paris and London and and is now once again based in the States. You must check out this extremely intricate interactive report on the development of the UK creative industries policy in the 1990s. Jay is also gearing up for an awesome-looking cross-country tour of creative community-building efforts in 35 cities across the United States that will result in an online travelog and hardcover book. If you want to help him out, it looks like the donation page could use a little love.