The Top 10 Arts Policy Stories of 2014

The Diego Rivera Mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts – photo by Quick fix

We always knew that art had the power to inspire wonder, hope, greed, fear and anger. Now, we can add bankruptcy negotiations and terrorist threats to the list.

Cool jobs of the month

Arts and Cultural Affairs Commissioner, City of Boston The City of Boston seeks an Arts and Cultural Affairs Commissioner, reporting directly to the Mayor. For the first time in twenty years, the Commissioner will be a Cabinet-level position. Deadline: May 9. Salary is $110,000-127,000. Associate/Senior Associate, Slover Linett Audience Research We are currently seeking candidatesRead 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