Rural Arts

October 11, 2008 by admin
189 pages, September 2008. WolfBrown, 8A Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138. (617) 494-9300, www.wolfbrown.com. Download: Read More...
September 30, 2008 by admin
2007, 44 pages. Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, 2233 University Avenue West, Suite 355, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55144, (651) 251-0868, www.mncitizensforthearts.org http://mncitizensforthearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/interioronlyfinal.pdf Read More...
September 30, 2008 by admin
The sense of the world must lie outside the world. — Ludwig Wittgenstein 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
2004, 55 pages. ArtsMarket, 1125 W. Kagy Blvd., Suite 100, Bozeman, MT 59715, (406) 582-4766, www.artsmarket.com Read More...
May 31, 2008 by admin
2008, 141 pages. Council on Foundations, 2121 Crystal Drive, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22202 (703) 879-0600, www.cof.org This robust report features a series of essays on aspects of rural philanthropy from a diverse range of perspectives. The conclusion, by Sherece Y. West, alone is worth the price of admission. The report concludes with a summary of funding recommendations from the Council on Foundations Conference on Philanthropy and Rural America: A 21st Century Agenda, held in August 2007 in Montana. 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...
October 31, 2007 by admin
When funders move into indigenous communities they tread a very fine line. On one side of the line they have a duty to undertake sufficient investigation to ensure that they properly understand a funding request and their own role in relation to it. On the other side, obtaining the information may conflict with the ability to acknowledge and give appropriate respect to the applicant's indigenous culture and its bounds. Read More...
August 31, 2007 by admin
Early in our research on New Mexico, we were encouraged to look at its crops and cuisines for insight into how different cultures in the state have both come together and retained distinct traditions over centuries. In reading, we came across Ancient Agriculture, a text by Gabriel Alonso de Herrera that first appeared in Spain in the sixteenth century and later traveled from the old world to the new, influencing how agriculture is practiced in New Mexico today. 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...