What is the role of white-led arts institutions in a race-conscious world?
Big Bird Sells Out (And Other September Stories)
What do National Geographic, Sesame Street and August Wilson have in common?
Detroit Institute of Arts Collection Rescued by “Grand Bargain” (and other November stories)
It took two years, nearly $1 billion, and a deus ex machina – but the DIA’s art is finally safe from creditors.
Around the horn: Madiba edition
Don’t forget about the Createquity Fellowship deadline coming up this Friday! ART AND THE GOVERNMENT The value of the creative sector to the U.S. economy? Half a trillion dollars. The value of the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s official inclusion of our sector in its GDP analysis? Priceless. Responses from the field have been mixed. Some areRead More
Around the horn: Big Papi edition
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT Glenn Beck is at it again: the right-wing broadcaster recently attacked the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture along with the Imagining America initiative on his Internet show, The Blaze. Far from a government agency, the USDAC is a “citizen-powered” art project that hasn’t received any public funding to date. Not one to be deterred by facts, Beck claimsRead More
Around the horn: just another government shutdown edition
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT The public has spoken: polling released in late September shows 75% of Detroiters oppose cutting pensions and 78% oppose selling artwork from the Detroit Institute of Arts to ease the city’s financial troubles. Meanwhile, the DIA is pitching a long-shot plan to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder that would direct significant state funding toRead More
Around the horn: Tokyo 2020 edition
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT You probably didn’t know it, but your fancy new mobile device is making it more difficult for your favorite local theater company to keep its wireless microphones. The Federal Communications Commission is considering auctioning off two “safe haven” broadcast channels used by wireless mics to commercial wireless providers. Theatre Communications GroupRead More
Around the horn: Spring has Sprung Edition
(Assembled by Createquity Writing Fellow Tegan Kehoe) ART AND THE GOVERNMENT At the end of April, the City of Philadelphia unveiled a free online tool called CultureBlocks for “research, planning, exploration and investment” in creative placemaking. Gary Steuer, the Chief Cultural Officer of the City of Philadelphia, gives an inside look at the tool, andRead More
Around the horn: Pesach edition
AR T AND THE GOVERNMENT One artist’s activism on immigration and visa reform (he’s banned from entering the USA for 10 years because of a paperwork snafu). The Obama administration has announced three new members of the National Council on the Arts, the body that oversees the NEA. Here are interviews with Maria Rosario Jackson, Emil Kang and Paul Hodes.Read More
Arts Policy Library: Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change
Holly Sidford’s seminal report calls attention to longstanding inequities in arts funding.
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