ART AND THE GOVERNMENT: DOMESTIC AFTA’s Narric Rome shares the latest on how arts education has fared in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind) reauthorization, which Jennifer Kessler reported on earlier this year. Mostly good news, from what it sounds like. Looks like net neutrality advocates dodged a bullet when the Senate rejected anRead More
Emerging Ideas: Classical Music’s New Entrepreneurs
With traditional careers becoming increasingly unattainable, classical musicians are branching out on their own.
Around the horn: grantmakers edition
Back recently from the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference in San Francisco. More on that soon! In the meantime: ART AND THE GOVERNMENT – FEDERAL Republican House members are back on the warpath to eliminating public broadcasting money (along with other government programs). The first 1:36 of this interview with Grammy-winning jazz musician Esperanza Spalding has the makings ofRead More
Around the horn: Occupy Wall Street edition
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT – DOMESTIC Welcome Dan Lurie, the NEA’s new Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Partnerships. Nice to see the National Conference of State Legislatures recognizing the value of arts and culture, especially with state arts agencies under such budget pressure this year and state houses having become quite an ideological battleground over theRead More
The new Brooklyn Philharmonic: A “Site-Specific” Orchestra?
The term “site-specific” is ubiquitous in contemporary visual art organizations. For art historian Miwon Kwon, the term encompasses projects that are linked not only to a physical location (like a sculpture installation designed for a particular gallery), but to a specific community and its cultural traditions and values. Can we also apply the term “site-specific”Read More
An inside look at Colombia’s “Sistema”
(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
Around the horn: Independence edition
Whew! I think this past month might just have been the craziest ever for me. Two research contract proposals, a final report, visits to Chicago, DC (twice), San Diego, LA, and Boston, a birthday, committee work for the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leader Council, editing Arts Policy Library pieces by the Createquity Writing Fellows,Read More
Around the horn: heat wave edition
First Things First EMCArts’s Director: Activating Innovation position, which we first posted about in March, is open again. Details here. Cool Projects You simply MUST watch the entirety of this video produced by the fine citizens of Grand Rapids. Organized after an article published on Newsweek’s website named Grand Rapids one of “America’s Top 10Read More
El Sistema: The Movement
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.
Around the horn: Libya edition
(Note: this ATH is already quite long, so I’m going to split it up into two parts. Look for the rest of the links in a few days.) A quick note about some upcoming speaking engagements: I’ll be on a panel next month at the annual Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium hosted by American University, speakingRead More