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

Around the horn: healthcare.gov edition

ART AND THE GOVERNMENT A consortium of City of Detroit creditors have made the first legal move towards pressuring the Detroit Institute of Arts to sell city-owned artworks to help pay for debts owed. Executive Vice President Annemarie Erickson defends the museum against Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s demand that the museum find one way orRead More

Around the horn: GIA recovery edition

ART AND THE GOVERNMENT Twitter, Facebook, and now the Minnesota Orchestra: everyone’s going public these days. State legislators announced a bill last week to save the troubled ensemble and gauge public support for its continuation by making it “a community-owned entity in which any individual or group could buy stock.” MUSICAL CHAIRS Robert Vagt, theRead More

Around the horn: A-Rod edition

(Assembled collaboratively by the Createquity editorial team) ART AND THE GOVERNMENT The US Bureau of Economic Analysis, following new international standards, has adjusted the official method for calculating GDP to “include the amount of money business invest in … intellectual property.” This involves some tough calls: development costs for hit TV shows with potential forRead More

Two journal opportunities of note

First: a brand-new journal focusing on entrepreneurship in the arts, co-founded by Linda Essig of the Creative Infrastructure blog and Arizona State University’s p.a.v.e. program, and Gary Beckman, a professor at North Carolina State. I’m honored to serve on the editorial board for this new initiative, along with blogosphere favorites Andrew Taylor, Diane Ragsdale, and others.Read More

Around the horn: European debt edition

ART AND THE GOVERNMENT: DOMESTIC AFTA’s Narric Rome shares the latest on how arts education has fared in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind) reauthorization, which Jennifer Kessler reported on earlier this year. Mostly good news, from what it sounds like. Looks like net neutrality advocates dodged a bullet when the Senate rejected anRead More

Emerging Ideas: Classical Music’s New Entrepreneurs

Classical Revolution PDX: Mattie Kaiser

(Originally posted in three parts at ARTSBlog: I / II / II. This post is part of a series on emerging trends and notable lessons from the field, as reported by members of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Council.) In the past half century, there are some things that haven’t much changed in classical music.Read More

Around the horn: Occupy Wall Street edition

ART AND THE GOVERNMENT – DOMESTIC Welcome Dan Lurie, the NEA’s new Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Partnerships. Nice to see the National Conference of State Legislatures recognizing the value of arts and culture, especially with state arts agencies under such budget pressure this year and state houses having become quite an ideological battleground over theRead More

Around the horn: Rick Perry edition

TOP NEWS The National Endowment for the Arts has spearheaded the formation of a new coalition of private funders to support its creative placemaking agenda. Called ArtPlace, the collaboration features Carol Coletta as its fearless leader, and has the backing of such significant national funders as the Ford, Knight, Kresge, Rockefeller, and Mellon Foundations. GrantsRead More

Audiences at the Gate: Reinventing Arts Philanthropy Through Guided Crowdsourcing

Program theory v2

(This article originally appeared in 20UNDER40 anthologyi edited by Edward P. Clapp, and has been republished with permission.) Spurred on by major technological advances, the number of aspiring professional artists in the United States has reached unprecedented levels and will only continue to grow. The arts’ current system of philanthropic support is woefully underequipped to evaluate thisRead More