Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, addresses how the arts and culture fit into our society, communications, and information sharing. In a world where technology can bridge the gap between cultures, online tools that pull together different voices and communities are increasingly vital. The Huffington Post is a prime example.

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2 Responses to “Huffington summons the better angels of our nature”

  1. [...] agreed with me on that – fortunately, you can judge for yourself thanks to Americans for the Arts uploading the video to its blog. It was pretty cool to be in the same room as Robert Redford though (albeit all the way at the [...]

  2. peter says:

    I love her optimism for the arts, it can be challenging to stay so positive.

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ARTSblog holds week-long Blog Salons, a series of posts by guest bloggers, that focus on an overarching theme within a core area of Americans for the Arts' work. Here are links to the most recent Salons:

Arts Education

Teaching Artists

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Charting the Future of the Arts

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices


Arts Marketing

Audience Engagement

Winning Audiences

Powered by Community

Animating Democracy

Arts & the Military

Scaling Up Programs & Projects

Social Impact & Evaluation

Humor & Social Change

Private Sector Initatives

Arts & Business Partnerships

Business Models in the Arts

Local Arts Agencies

Cultural Districts

Economic Development

Trends, Collaborations & Audiences

Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.