Theater

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...
August 31, 2007 by admin
As we were recruiting writers for this issue of the Reader, we learned that John Rockwell was retiring from his position as arts critic for The New York Times. It was all too tempting to ask Rockwell to reflect on the arts as he has chronicled them through his career. His response was to address the relationship between culture and class—both in history and in the present—raising questions about patronage and access, and the differences across classes in the kinds of art that are supported and accepted. Read More...
August 31, 2007 by admin
Jeff Chang is widely known for chronicling the story of the hip-hop generation through his book Can't Stop Won't Stop and the recent anthology Total Chaos. In this Taos Journey essay, Chang looks back at the legacy of the multiculturalism movement of the 1960s and '70s; at the last several GIA conferences, grantmakers have gathered to discuss their concerns about crises in important culturally specific organizations formed during that period. Read More...
August 31, 2007 by admin
Classical opera is a glorious but expensive enterprise that is thought by many to be so caught up in traditional methods and structures that it cannot adapt to changing times. Not so at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, under the recent and widely discussed leadership of Peter Gelb. Here, GIA member Russell Willis Taylor, president and CEO of National Arts Strategies, interviews Gelb about his approach to leadership, and his ambitions for the Met. Read More...
August 31, 2007 by admin
Key findings of this report are based on arts grants of $10,000 or more reported to the Foundation Center by 1,154 of the largest U.S. foundations. Download: Arts Funding Snapshot 2005 (445K) Read More...
August 31, 2007 by admin
2007, 304 pages. Southern Illinois University Press, 1915 University Press Drive, SIUC Mail Code 6806, Carbondale, IL 62901, 618-453-2281, www.siuc.edu Read More...
August 31, 2007 by admin
2007, 16 pages. Washington State Arts Commission, 711 Capitol Way, Suite 600, PO Box 42675, Olympia, WA 98504, 360-753-3860, www.arts.wa.gov Download pdf: www.arts.wa.gov The Washington State Arts Participation Initiative (API) was established in 2002, and provided fifteen model organizations around the state with modest multi-year grants designed to strengthen participation in the arts. Those chosen were all serving underserved communities Read More...
August 31, 2007 by admin
2006, 240 pages. New Village Press, P.O. Box 3049, Oakland, CA 94609, 510-420-1361, www.newvillagepress.net Read More...
July 31, 2007 by admin
2004, 171 pages. Commissioned by Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Washington, D.C. 20063. Read More...