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
For whatever reason, this is about the time of year when things start to heat up in budget land, for the federal government and states alike. From February through May, we’ll find out a lot about where the NEA and state arts council budgets stand for fiscal year 2013, and what the corresponding ramifications mightRead More
Who knew little kids playing Tchaikovsky in Latin America could inspire national institutional partnerships in the United States? Last month, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced a new Masters of Arts in Teaching degree, in partnership with the Longy School of Music and Bard College, to position high-level musicians as socially-conscious, engaging teachers in El Sistema-inspiredRead More
(I’m pleased to present this extensive essay on Batuta, the Colombian version of the famed El Sistema youth orchestra initiative, by guest authors Eric Booth and Tricia Tunstall. Booth is well-known to many Createquity readers, I’m sure, through his frequent appearances at conferences and active participation in the arts learning community. An actor, educator, businessman,Read More
One man’s vision to create an after-school orchestral music education program in Venezuela back in 1975 has inspired cultural organizations and artists across the United States to take action and innovate in music education for social change.