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.

Public arts funding update: May

FEDERAL The IRS and Treasury Department are finally starting to bring some clarity to program related investments, releasing a rule that represents the first update in 40 years to the language describing how these financial instruments can be used. Unfortunately, the one arts example in the mix describes a 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organization, rather than the more standard 501(c)(3) nonprofit. ThisRead More

Israel and Turkey

Just got back from my trip to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Istanbul as part of SOM’s mandatory International Experience for first-years. The journey combined sightseeing with business meetings during the work week, during which representatives from various companies, nonprofits, and government agencies presented to us about their work and the environment in which they operate.Read More