Community Arts

June 21, 2012 by admin
He sat less than two feet away, with just the bare table between us. Everything seemed to be going well. We were talking about the value of creativity and innovation in education, commerce, and culture, and how incorporating creativity principles into curriculum development would improve school culture across his district. There were fervent nods of agreement, as we seemed unified in our conviction of the importance of creativity in developing twenty-first-century learning skills. Read More...
June 21, 2012 by admin
Enriching our culture and engaging diverse and underserved communities, small arts organizations pop up, flourish, and sometimes flounder, mostly under the philanthropic radar. They often foster artistic expressions not adequately served by larger organizations. Read More...
February 28, 2012 by admin
February 2012, 31 pages. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, 505 5th Avenue South, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98104, www.pgafoundations.com. Download: Read More...
February 19, 2012 by admin
Caron Atlas, Project Director and Editor. 2011, 200 pages, Arts and Democracy Project, Brooklyn, New York Bridge Conversations is an inspiring collection of interviews, dialogues, and essays with artists, arts administrators, activists, and politicians using the arts to build, reflect, and improve community. It is thoughtfully constructed and inclusive in those selected to participate, their topics, and their approaches. Read More...
February 16, 2012 by admin
This essay is the keynote address delivered at the GIA 2010 Conference, October 19, 2011. I believe that this cause and its implementation has a worldwide application; for as our cultural life is enhanced and strengthened, so does it project itself into the world beyond our shores. Let us apply renewed energies to the very concept we seek to advance: a true renaissance — the reawakening, the quickening, and above all, the unstunted growth of our cultural vitality. Read More...
January 3, 2012 by admin
December 2011, 38 pages. National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20506, (202) 682-5400, www.ars.gov Download:    The Arts and Human Development (2.4Mb) Overview Read More...
August 9, 2011 by admin
2011, 332 pages, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT Liz Lerman's body of work has come to symbolize the participatory community arts movement, and this collection of essays delightfully chronicles both her artistic growth as a choreographer and the intellectual process that led her to this path that revolutionized the ways in which dance is developed, performed, and experienced. Read More...
August 9, 2011 by admin
Written and compiled by Shannon Stewart. 2010, All-ages Movement Project, Seattle, WA The back cover of In Every Town: An All-ages Music Manualfesto announces, “IT'S IN YOUR HANDS.” The book is a call to action to put on and support all-ages music shows and to give musicians the tools to develop and release their own music. Read More...
August 8, 2011 by admin
Maryo Gard Ewell worked for more than thirty years in arts administration. Her special field during most of that time was the symbiotic relationship between arts programs and community development. Since her retirement in 2003 from the Colorado Council on the Arts, she has worked as a consultant, conference organizer, and speaker in community and arts development. Ewell literally grew up in the community arts movement. Read More...