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Posted on October 25, 2010 by GIA News

(10-25-10) Americans for the Arts has released its annual top-ten list of companies that support the arts. Local and regional utilities are in the majority, but banking, health care, and communications are also represented. The complete list (and David Ng's comments on the cited companies' corporate practices) here.

Posted on October 23, 2010 by GIA News

(10-22-10) In addition to the “official blogs” a few other attendees have posted commentary on the conference. Hoong Lee Yee Krakauer has a couple posts here and a longer piece here, complete with courtroom-style sketches! Ian David Moss also weighs in on his popular Createquity blog.

Posted on October 22, 2010 by GIA News

(10-22-10) Ontarians believe more passionately in the importance of the arts than they did 16 years ago, a survey suggests. The poll, conducted by Environics Research Group on behalf of the Ontario Arts Council, documents the attitudes of the province’s residents toward the arts as an issue of the quality of life, both for individuals and communities.

Posted on October 21, 2010 by Barry Hessenius

Good morning: “And the beat goes on…………………” Wrap-Up: 3 to 4 day conferences are strange little experiences.  None any more so than gatherings of arts leaders.  Thrown together in one space, there is a usual breakdown in these things that … Continue reading

Posted on October 21, 2010 by Arlene Goldbard

This is my sixth and final post about the Grantmakers in the Arts 2010 conference, where I was invited to take part as a live blogger. It was tremendous fun: I got to write morning, noon, and night, which is … Continue reading

Posted on October 20, 2010 by Andrew Taylor

The opening plenary of the Grantmakers in the Arts conference featured a fabulous performance by spoken word artist Marc Kelly Smith and the Speak’Easy Ensemble (Robbie Q. Telfer, Joel Chmara, Tim Stafford, Molly Meacham, and Dan Sullivan). Their task was … Continue reading

Posted on October 20, 2010 by Barry Hessenius

“And the beat goes on……………” Reflections: The CapitalizationProject will have to confront the thorny issue lying underneath the surface: the assumption that to get where the project seeks to go there will have to be, at least some wholesale restructuring … Continue reading

Posted on October 20, 2010 by Arlene Goldbard

On Tuesday, I attended a Grantmakers in the Arts conference presentation on “Participatory Arts and Community Health: Challenges and Opportunities,” organized by Amy Kitchener of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts. It began with presentations on exemplary projects braiding art … Continue reading

Posted on October 19, 2010 by Andrew Taylor

Joi Ito’s luncheon keynote yesterday keeps spinning in my head. The CEO of Creative Commons has been involved in many technology startups as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and part of his talk explored how innovation and invention is changing … Continue reading

Posted on October 19, 2010 by Barry Hessenius

Good morning. “And the beat goes on………………” Rocco’s Speech: The Chair of the Endowment’s activism to involve the agency on a number of front s seems to be working.. This morning he recounted successes in getting other federal departments and … Continue reading