Arts and Community Development

March 28, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
A publicly-owned space, ARTS at King Street Station, a combination gallery and offices for the Seattle Office of Art and Culture, as Next City points out, is the house for a new exhibit, yəhaw̓, that features 280 indigenous artworks. Read More...
March 14, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
A post in Medium points out "artists and governments have a future together," reflecting on how a group of residents had gathered together to brainstorm for a community garden and sculpture project following the call of artist Carolyn Lewenberg. Read More...
February 25, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Amid conversations of gentrification and affordable housing, the presence of Westbeth Artists Housing in New York City is a key reminder of the importance of spaces like this one. Artsy provides an inside look at the first federally subsidized artists’ colony in the US. Read More...
February 19, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
"Artists are used to dancing in the complexity. We like to make something where nothing exists; to explore new language around a struggle; to listen profoundly; to create new ways to see the world. Why not put artists in problem-solving roles?" Read More...
February 4, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
A recent article on the Oakland Museum of California tackles the challenges and outcomes the institution has faced in the process of understanding and measuring the museum's impact on the local community. Read More...
January 10, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
A white paper released by Kresge Foundation explores creative placemaking initiatives and the assessment of community development strategies. The latest white paper on creative placemaking, penned by Maria Rosario Jackson, makes the case on how the field could benefit from a more nuanced understanding of the roots of urban inequality, and improved ways of tracking change in communities. Read More...
December 20, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI)'s AmbitioUS is an initiative designed to act as an experimental arm of the artist-support sector. Read More...
December 17, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced the expansion of its Regional Regranting Program to Cleveland and Denver where it will be administered by the non-profit arts organizations SPACES and RedLine respectively. Baltimore’s program, The Grit Fund (TGF), will come back on line after a one-year hiatus under the new administration of Baltimore Arts Realty Corp (BARCO). Read More...
December 12, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced it awarded $3.775 million in arts grants to ten organizations that support artists and the creative process. Read More...
November 6, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
SOMA Pilipinas, San Francisco’s first Filipino cultural district in the city’s South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood, is meant to celebrate and preserve the Filipino-American community that has been in the neighborhood for over 100 years, reports Next City. Read More...