Author Archives: Ian David Moss

[Createquity Reruns] MASS MoCA and the Revitalization of North Adams

(This week, we’re celebrating the Createquity Arts Policy Library, our collection of in-depth investigations of specific research reports and other publications that have something of interest to say about the arts. Today’s entry highlights a lesser-known study published in 2006 that provides some of the best evidence we’ve amassed to date about the causal relationship […]

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[Createquity Reruns] Economicsitis: A Response

(If left on their own, are markets in the real world more likely to work or to fail? That’s the fundamental issue at hand in this week’s reruns, including this one which features a lengthy back and forth both in the post itself and in the comments. Though it’s a little on the abstract side […]

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[Createquity Reruns] Economists Don’t Care About Poor People

(Economics week at Createquity continues with this provocatively-titled post (don’t worry, it’s a reference) published in March 2010. In addition to the post itself, the original comment thread is well worth checking out (and generated a follow-up post, which is coming next). -IDM) My around the horn post from this week included an item on the […]

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[Createquity Reruns] Economics myths

(Happy Labor Day! For those of you who are wondering when the new Createquity is coming, never fear – we’ll have an announcement about that soon. In the meantime, our rerun programming continues with a series of posts about economics. Createquity has always loved exploring the intersection between the arts and various other fields, but […]

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[Createquity Reruns] Supply is Not Going to Decrease (So It’s Time to Think About Curating)

(Our reruns this week have focused intensely on the competition among artists that makes it difficult to make a sustainable living as one. This exact issue blew up in the arts world some three and a half years ago, after then-NEA-Chairman Rocco Landesman dared to invoke the words “supply and demand” at a convening and […]

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[Createquity Reruns] Artists not alone in steep climb to the top

(For all the talk of how artists face challenges making a living, they’re not alone. Former Createquity Fellow Jena Lee takes a look here at how individuals in other fields, including fashion and even law, are singing the winner-take-all blues. Some of the lyrics might sound surprisingly familiar. -IDM) Philip Glass drove a taxi, Patti […]

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[Createquity Reruns] TEDx Talk

(By 2011, I was writing pretty frequently on the issue of how high-quality curation connects to the distribution of opportuniteis for professional artists. My views were encapsulated most fully in this talk for TEDxMichiganAve at the Chicago Symphony Center’s Club 8, May 7, 2011, which discusses rationales for subsidizing the arts, the debilitating effects of […]

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[Createquity Reruns] What Do I Mean By An Artistic Marketplace?

(Individual artist week continues with the introduction, in March 2009, of the concept of an “artistic marketplace” – a parallel marketplace “in which the currency of trade is respect from one’s peers rather than the ability to draw a big-spending crowd.” This idea ended up serving as the intellectual foundation for a number of subsequent […]

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[Createquity Reruns] Professionals vs. Amateurs (part 2)

(Welcome to individual artists week at Createquity! The plight of the non-superstar artist has been a common theme here over the years, and this site in some ways rose out of the ashes of a failed artistic venture founded by yours truly. Today we have one of Createquity’s earliest posts on the topic, originally published […]

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[Createquity Reruns] Mood affiliation and group loyalty in the arts

(With all of the skepticism expressed in Createquity’s Uncomfortable Thoughts week, one might reasonably wonder whether Createquity really believes in the value of the arts at all. In fact, that’s something we’re intentionally open-minded about. This 2012 post explains why we believe it’s important to offer “a perspective on the arts that is independent of […]

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