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ART AND THE GOVERNMENT A federal judge recently ruled that Pandora must continue to pay ASCAP, which represents song writers and publishers, a 1.85% composition royalty. It was a (not entirely clean) victory for Pandora, which was arguing against a rise to 3%. The Future of Music Coalition has a good primer on the issue.Read More
For a 75% shorter read than what you’re about to experience below, try Studio Thinking: the condensed version. At the turn of the millennium, arts education found itself increasingly under the axe in a school system beleaguered by budget cuts, low grades and poor test scores. Arts advocates and educators were scrambling to prove theRead More
Normally I only have one Cool Jobs posting each month, but I’m invoking Editor’s Prerogative and breaking my own rule today because we’re hiring a Summer Research Fellow at Fractured Atlas and the deadline is less than two weeks away. And since I’m doing that anyway, I let a few other cool jobs of recentRead More
Quick announcement: Createquity Writing Fellowship alumna Katherine Gressel is curating an art show! And raising money for it! OK, back to regularly scheduled programming… ART AND THE GOVERNMENT Kickstarter got a whole bunch of press mileage last week out of the idea that it “gives out” more money to the arts than the NEA. Tim Mikulski explains why that’sRead More
Everybody likes a Top 10 list, right? Especially the nerdy ones! So here’s my contribution: the second annual list of the top ten arts policy stories from the past year. You can check out the 2009 edition here. 10. Intrinsic Impact Research Marches On WolfBrown’s groundbreaking work on measuring “intrinsic impact” (the intangible, hard-to-define effectsRead More
Do we have unreasonable expectations about what art can do for us?
So, as I’ve mentioned a couple of times here, Isaac Butler of Parabasis has done the first part of a close reading of RAND Corporation’s recent publication State Arts Policy: Trends and Future Prospects. He stopped after page 9 a couple of weeks ago, so I’m not sure if he’s planning on continuing, but I’mRead More
I’m writing this from the second general session of the National Performing Arts Convention, which features an address from Jim Collins, author of Good to Great. Collins is a former professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has a book that came out a couple of years ago called Good to Great andRead More