Detroit Institute of Arts Collection Rescued by “Grand Bargain” (and other November stories)

The Detroit Institute of Art's Woodward entrance. (Image courtesy the Detroit Institute of Arts)

It took two years, nearly $1 billion, and a deus ex machina – but the DIA’s art is finally safe from creditors.

Around the horn: Philip Seymour Hoffman edition

A couple of items of personal interest for Createquity followers: first, Fractured Atlas has released two new research studies, both co-authored by Createquity’s Ian David Moss; and second, our superstar Createquity Fellow Alicia Akins is leaving her job at the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre in Laos soon to come back to the United StatesRead More

Grantmakers in the Arts Goes to Washington

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In March of 2012, Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) launched the Arts Education Funders Coalition. The goal of the Coalition is “to research and identify federal policy opportunities that promote equitable access to arts education in all public schools.” It consists of about 135 individuals from 115 organizations within GIA’s membership and is led byRead More

Around the horn: Angela Merkel edition

ART AND THE GOVERNMENT With a rare, wide-open mayoral race underway, Boston’s arts community has come together to assert some political sway of its own. The new advocacy coalition MassCreative organized a nine-candidate forum that actually pushed back a televised debate. The primary is today. North Carolina’s Randolph County just banned Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man from school libraries followingRead More

Around the horn: Tokyo 2020 edition

ART AND THE GOVERNMENT You probably didn’t know it, but your fancy new mobile device is making it more difficult for your favorite local theater company to keep its wireless microphones. The Federal Communications Commission is considering auctioning off two “safe haven” broadcast channels used by wireless mics to commercial wireless providers. Theatre Communications GroupRead More

Around the horn: Trayvon edition

ART AND THE GOVERNMENT The National Endowment for the Arts has shared a draft of its strategic plan for FY14-18, and in what I believe may be a first, is inviting public comment on it via SurveyMonkey. Ah, these modern times we live in. Now let’s just hope House Republicans don’t succeed in slashing itsRead More

Cool jobs of the month

Director of Federal Affairs; Communications and Content Manager; Research Associate, Americans for the Arts The Director of Federal Affairs works with the Senior Director of Federal Affairs and Arts Education and the Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs in developing and promoting the federal legislative agenda of Americans for the Arts to Congress and the Administration. Read More

Around the horn: Spring has Sprung Edition

(Assembled by Createquity Writing Fellow Tegan Kehoe) ART AND THE GOVERNMENT  At the end of April, the City of Philadelphia unveiled a free online tool called CultureBlocks for “research, planning, exploration and investment” in creative placemaking. Gary Steuer, the Chief Cultural Officer of the City of Philadelphia, gives an inside look at the tool, andRead More

DC, Pittsburgh (and Baltimore) – UPDATE

Got a few conferences and such coming up, thought you folks might like to know: Monday, April 29 “GOOD Community Engages the Arts” organized by Think Local First DC and Listen Local First Tropicalia 2001 14th Street NW (under the Subway) Washington, DC 6:30 – 9pm Info and registration (it’s free) (This panel features a whoppingRead More