Community Arts

September 30, 2008 by admin
2008, 326 pages. Published by New Village Press, PO Box 3049 Oakland, CA, 94609, 
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September 30, 2008 by admin
2007, 235 pages. National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, 520 8th Avenue, Suite 302, New York NY, 10018, (212) 268-3337, www.nationalguild.org Read More...
September 30, 2008 by admin
2008, 9 pages. New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, (212) 465-3347, www.nyitawards.com Read More...
August 31, 2008 by admin
Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey, and London, 2008, 297 pages, Edited by Diane Grams and Betty Farrell. Read More...
May 31, 2008 by admin
If you want encouragement about the future of music, spend some time around youth orchestras. I had a wonderful experience in Great Falls, Montana. For two one-week residencies every year, the extraordinarily generous violinist Midori immerses herself in a small community (for which she dramatically reduces her fee, by the way), performing on its orchestra's subscription concert, and working with that orchestra's affiliated youth orchestra. She also visits schools and coaches chamber music, spending so much time with so many young musicians that one feels there must be two of her. Read More...
May 31, 2008 by admin
It's a long plane ride from Los Angeles International Airport to Nairobi — twenty-four hours in the air, and you get there two days after you started. I arrived with a couple of extra boxes containing books — theater books of all kinds, textbooks, and play scripts. On the label I had boldly printed their destination: Ford Foundation East Africa Office, Rahimtulla Tower, Nairobi, Kenya. Perhaps because of this address — either that or the literature — I was able to pass through customs without paying the duty for which Kenyan Customs is notorious. Read More...
August 31, 2007 by admin
As conference co-chairs, neither of whom has lived in New Mexico, we were told that the story of art in New Mexico is a story of place, that the region—its landscape, its convergence of cultures, its sacred spaces—defines what and how art is made. We turned to a number of New Mexico artists and writers to give us their inside views of this remarkable region. Among them is Chrissie Orr, a transplant from Scotland, who makes work informed and formed by New Mexico's physical environment. Read More...
July 31, 2007 by admin
When I started DJing back in the early '70s, it was just something that we were doing for fun. I came from “the people's choice,” from the street. If the people like you, they will support you and your work will speak for itself. The parties I gave happened to catch on. They became a rite of passage for young people in the Bronx. Then the younger generation came in and started putting their spin on what I had started. I set down the blueprint, and all the architects started adding on this level and that level. Pretty soon, before we even knew it, it had started to evolve. Read More...
July 31, 2007 by admin
Artist Rene Yung's presentation of this paper generated lively discussion at a forum of the Arts Loan Fund of Northern California Grantmakers, in October 2006. It was written just as Arlene Goldbard's new book, New Creative Community, was published. Although Yung refers to an earlier publication (Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development, by Don Adams and Gold-bard, 2001), she touches on many of the same themes discussed by the authors of "The Art of Social Imagination" (page 27 in this Reader) and reveals how the ideas have been adopted by an artist in practice. Read More...