When visions of a better future diverge, how do we choose a path forward?
Child’s play grows up, audio is the new e-book, Google curries favor, and artists fight for their share.
Increased television viewing leads to a higher likelihood of obesity, perhaps because of an increased tendency toward sedentary behavior.
This month’s attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo raises questions about freedom of speech, the role of satire in conflict, and the context for art.
Jane Chu and William Adams take the helms of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, respectively, while state and local arts budgets around the country finally show signs of (gasp!) growth.
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
Each year, Createquity offers a list of the top ten arts policy stories of the past twelve months. You can read the previous editions here: 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009. The list, like the blog, is focused on the United States, but is not oblivious to news from other parts of the world. I amRead More
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
What can we do to create an open environment for talking honestly about race relations in all of their kaleidoscopic, maddening, shame-inducing complexity?
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT The Future of Music Coalition has a great roundup of takeaways from a recent congressional hearing on copyright law and the technology sector. Big ones include the very different challenges posed by copyrights versus patents, and that for the most part, technology companies don’t see copyright restrictions as stifling their ability to innovate.Read More