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How Can Arts Leaders Play an Active Role in Cultural Planning Initiatives in Their Local Communities?

There’s a great case study in the current issue of CultureWork titled “How Can Arts Leaders Play an Active Role in Cultural Planning Initiatives in Their Local Communities?”  Tina Rinaldi recounts her experience being tapped to Chair a Mayor’s Cultural Policy Review Committee in Eugene, OR.  Among her insights:
After participating in the Cultural Policy Review, [...]

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An Army of Artists

“If every artist in America’s work force banded together, their ranks would be double the size of the United States Army,” reports Sam Roberts in today’s NY Times. This conclusion is drawn from a groundbreaking new report from the National Endowment for the Arts titled Artists in the Workforce: 1990-2005.
I realize not everyone will [...]

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UN releases first report on the global creative economy

With the preponderance of depressing headlines about the US economy, those of us in the arts should be proud to know that it’s an industry that continues to experience growth. That’s according to the UN’s report on the global creative economy, released on April 20th.
The report itself is an ambitious and dense 357-page read that [...]

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Wonk Alert! Great Read on Urban Cultural Policy

My comrade-in-arms Paul Nagle has just published a paper on the economics of live/work space for artists in cities. Room for Creativity: The Role of Affordable Artists’ Live/Work Space in the New Economy is a short and accessible version of his much longer and denser thesis on the same subject. If you’re interested [...]

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