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Preparing for Disaster (Podcast)

Posted by Tim Mikulski On May - 20 - 2011
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Robert L. Lynch

Spring has brought a number of devastating natural disasters to our nation—from hundreds of tornadoes across the South in late April to the current flooding of the Mississippi Delta. Americans for the Arts board and staff ask that you keep your effected colleagues in your thoughts.

In our newest podcast, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts Robert L. Lynch addresses these disasters and steps you can take to prepare your organization and community.

You can help your colleagues today by supporting the Red Cross, but you can also help your community by taking what steps you can to prepare for crises that could affect your organization.

Two useful websites offer you both advice and guidance on crisis and disasters that may arise: ArtsReady and CERF+.

If you have tips or advice for handling a crisis or would like to share your thoughts with those affected by recent events, please post them below.

The Role of the Arts in Educating America

Posted by Marete Wester On April - 29 - 2011
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Last fall, 30 top-level decision makers and thought leaders from government, business, education, and the arts gathered at the Sundance Resort and Preserve for the Fifth Annual Americans for the Arts National Arts Policy Roundtable, to discuss this year’s theme – The Role of the Arts in Educating America for Great Leadership and Economic Strength.

Their conclusions are profiled in a new report issued this week by Americans for the Arts that calls for individuals across the public and private sector to recognize the arts as the transformational tools they are for making schools stronger and students more successful.

The recommendations offer insights from this cross-sector group on how we can better work together to ensure policies and practices are in place to increase arts in our schools.

The business and public policy communities are building consensus that if the nation is to succeed, an education steeped in the 4 “C’s” (Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking) is not a luxury, but a necessity.   Read the rest of this entry »

Tales from a Resident Artist: The Final Chapter

Posted by Leo Berk On April - 13 - 2011
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This is the final Leo Berk post describing his experiences as an embedded artist with King County (WA) Bridge Division.

Have you heard the one about the biologist, geologist, engineer, and artist who hiked up a relic stream bed together?

I hadn’t either until last November when I headed to the Money Creek Bridge with King County Roads’ Erick Thompson (biologist), Julia Turney (geologist), and Rich Hovde (engineer).

These three were on their way to the Skykomish area to visit this bridge in order to solve a complicated problem together.

Put simply, bridges are made to stay put, and creeks, by nature, don’t.   Read the rest of this entry »

The Power of Embedded Artists

Posted by Tina Hoggat On April - 11 - 2011
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In 2009, Public Art 4culture commissioned artist Leo Berk to develop a public art ‘kit of parts’ for short span bridges in King County, WA.

Berk worked collaboratively with the King County Bridge Unit to understand the function of short span bridges and explore design possibilities for bridge elements.

His residency included an extended period of learning the culture of the Bridge Unit, work methods and safety conventions as well as time spent in the field with engineers, ecologists, and archeologists.

In design phase, Berk worked with Bridge Unit staff to identify materials and bridge elements that would be feasible to use and easy to install.   Read the rest of this entry »

Supporting the Next Generation of Arts Leaders (Pt. II)

Posted by Stephanie Hanson On May - 7 - 2010
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In Part II of our conversation, Jeanne Sakamoto, Senior Program Officer at the James Irvine Foundation, and Marc Vogl, Program Officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, speak about leadership development in California and how their two foundations have partnered to help support the next generation of arts leaders.  This is a follow-up to the recent blog salon, New Strategies to Support Next Generation Leaders.

Supporting the Next Generation of Arts Leaders (Pt. I)

Posted by Stephanie Hanson On May - 5 - 2010
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Jeanne Sakamoto, Senior Program Officer at the James Irvine Foundation, and Marc Vogl, Program Officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, speak about leadership development in California and how their two foundations have partnered to help support the next generation of arts leaders.  This is a follow-up to the recent blog salon, New Strategies to Support Next Generation Leaders.  In Part I of this podcast, Jeanne and Marc expand on some of the themes discussed in this salon.  Stay tuned this week for Part II.

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In this ARTcast, Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs at Americans for the Arts, discusses President Obama’s proposed 2011 budget, the effects it could have on arts funding, and how arts advocates can help fight for increased funding for the arts. For more information on the president’s budget, click here.

ArtCast: The Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit

Posted by Gladstone Payton On October - 30 - 2009
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Gladstone Payton, Associate Director of Government Affairs for Americans for the Arts, discusses his recent attendance at the Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit.  This yearly policy summit covers many important topics that affect musicians and other artists and this year included topics such as artist protection, copyright control, intellectual property, and net neutrality.  In addition, Gladstone discusses a meeting with Wayne Kramer of the MC5 and Kramer’s involvement in bringing the Jail Guitar Doors initiative into U.S. prisons.

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ArtCast: National Arts Policy Roundtable

Posted by Robert Lynch On October - 23 - 2009
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Bob Lynch, President & CEO of Americans for the Arts, discusses the recent gathering of the National Arts Policy Roundtable which took place in September at Robert Redford’s Sundance Preserve in Utah. The annual Roundtable brings together top leaders from the arts, philanthropy, business, education and government and this year’s convening focused on the role of the arts in strengthening and inspiring the 21st century global community through cultural exchange and diplomacy.

For more information on the National Arts Policy Roundtable visit our website where you will find the history of the program and reports from the past three years of the convenings. (Note that the 2009 report is still forthcoming).

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Mitch Menchaca, Senior Director of Programs at the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and Chair of the Emerging Leader Council, and Teniqua Broughton, Program Director at Free Arts Arizona, and Vice-Chair of the Emerging Leader Council both discuss the past ten years of the Emerging Leader Council, their own personal career trajectories, and offer advice to Emerging Leaders navigating this tough economy.

Take a listen, and please comment!  What advice do you have for young arts leaders working in this economy?

Listen to part 1 of the interview.

Blogger ID – How do you pronounce that?

Posted by Silagh White On December - 11 - 2008

Hello! I’m blogging from the perspective of higher education. I’m the director of an arts engagement program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. ArtsLehigh’s mission is to facilitate and deepen engagement in the arts at Lehigh University among students, faculty, staff and the local community. Read the rest of this entry »

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

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices

Evaluation

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.