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Posted on September 7, 2010 by Tia Oros Peters

This is a time of Earth Healing and Renewal. As you read this, world healing has been happening and takes form in the White deerskin and Jump dances. Songs call out remedies to honor and revitalize our common mother, certain … Continue reading

Posted on September 7, 2010 by GIA News

The Pabst Charitable Foundation has published its September 2010 Newsletter. Articles include a feature on the Orlando Symphony's Zora Neale Hurston Legacy Concert and an interview with Cornell Fine Arts Museum Director Scott Habes.

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Posted on September 7, 2010 by GIA News

(9-7-10) "Labor Day has come and gone again with all its incongruities. It is a day when we celebrate laborers and the work ethic... by taking a day off. It's a national day of leisure where we heap well-deserved praise on workers, many of them working all around us, many of them right there working to help us enjoy this very national holiday."

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Posted on September 3, 2010 by GIA News

(9-3-10) A proclamation from Gov. Mark Parkinson has paved the way for the second week in September to be recognized as Arts in Education Week in Kansas, the Kansas Arts Commission announced Tuesday.

“Arts Education Week (Sept. 12-18) recognizes the importance of the arts in Kansas schools and in communities,” said John Divine, Chairman of the Kansas Arts Commission.

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Posted on September 3, 2010 by GIA News

(9-3-10) Rocco Landesman just returned from a trip to Minneapolis and St. Paul, where he spent two days touring arts spaces and cultural facilities. Earlier this week, he blogged about the experience, highlighting places and projects with progressive business models and tangible community impact. Read his full report here and learn about the work of his several enterprising hosts, including GIA board president Vickie Benson.

Posted on September 2, 2010 by GIA News

(9-2-10) Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, today announced the 2010 NEA New Play Development Program’s Distinguished New Play grants. Five theaters will each receive a grant of $20,000 to support the early stages of development for a new play with strong potential to merit a full production:

  • About Face Theatre (Chicago, IL)
    for Tanya Saracho’s The Albert Cashier Project
  • Children’s Theatre Company (Minneapolis, MN)
    for Larissa FastHorse’s Fancy Dancer
Posted on September 1, 2010 by GIA News

(9-1-10) In an opinion piece for USA Today, Abigail Disney, great-niece of Walt, argues for the preservation of the estate tax, citing both financial and social benefits, including this statement on the charitable impulse:

...the estate tax incentivizes people like me to do good with our wealth because there is no estate tax on donations to charity.

Posted on August 28, 2010 by Ute

I think we should wrap it up, it’s gotten late, so I just want add some thoughts to your question about rubrics and add a few of my own. By what rubrics or categories are grants distributed? This can often … Continue reading

Posted on August 27, 2010 by GIA News

(8-27-10) In yesterday's Guardian, British theater directors Adrian Jackson (Cardboard Citizens) and David Parrish (Creation Theatre) present the pros and cons of Arts Council spending cuts.

Posted on August 26, 2010 by Theaster

Ute, these are great points. I think you are helping me sort through issues of assessment and value. I believe that the motivations of selection are with the best intentions and that the rubrics created are about insuring the best … Continue reading