New Chairs Confirmed at the National Endowments (and other June stories)

Both the NEA and the NEH have new official leaders this month: Jane Chu, head of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, will be the 11th chair of the NEA; William “Bro” Adams, formerly president of Colby College, will be the 10th chair of the NEH. Respected internal acting chairsRead More

[Createquity Reruns] Looking Beyond Our Borders for National Arts Education Policies


(Talia Gibas week at Createquity concludes with Talia’s capstone article for the Createquity Fellowship in January 2013, a look at arts education policies across six continents. This is easily one of the most ambitious articles ever written for Createquity, involving tons of original research and compiling piles of useful information into one place. It mayRead More

[Createquity Reruns] The Deduction for Charitable Contributions: The Sacred Cow of the Tax Code?


(Tax policy week continues at Createquity with this doozy of an analysis from editorial-board-member-to-be John Carnwath from April 2013. Believe it or not, thanks to some stellar performance in Google search rankings, an article about tax policy is now Createquity’s most-read blog post of all time! And for good reason, as John’s article expands beyondRead More

[Createquity Reruns] Creative Placemaking Has an Outcomes Problem

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(Welcome to Createquity’s summer rerun programming! Over the next few months, we’re reaching into the archives to pull out some of the best articles and most underrated gems we’ve published since 2007. This week, we’re focusing on creative placemaking! The article below was the opening shot in a debate about the emerging practice of usingRead More

Around the horn: memorial edition

Note to folks going to the annual Americans for the Arts Convention in Nashville – Ian and Talia will both be present, and presenting: Talia at Making Arts Education More Equitable and Available to Everyone and the Lightning Workshops during the Arts Education Preconference; and Ian at Creating a Culture of Learning at Your OrganizationRead More

Late spring public arts funding update

FEDERAL Jane Chu is inching towards nomination as the next NEA Chair, as the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted to approve her candidacy with “no controversy.” Over the past few years, Republicans appear to be content to let the NEA languish in level-funding purgatory rather than continue to whip up theRead More