(1-22-10) National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman gave a policy address today at the annual meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM). In his speech, the chairman addressed the role of smart design and artists and arts organizations as place-makers and announced the NEA Mayors' Institute on City Design 25th Anniversary Initiative.
Grantmakers in the Arts
(1-21-10) The study "Native Artists: Livelihoods, Resources, Space, Gifts" was published in December of 2009 and authored by Marcie Rendon and Ann Markusen. The report details a two-year study of the Ojibwe artists in Minnesota, focusing on artist training, access to resources and work-space, location, employment and self-employment, and other topics.
(1-20-10) Similar to reports such as The Conference Board’s tracking of consumer confidence, the Index views the arts as a dynamic system and provides reliable longitudinal information. It is unique when compared to other arts data systems in its scope, amount of data it presents, and annual publication. The Index is set to a base score of 100 in 2003. Every point difference represents one percent change.
(1-4-10) We've posted complete video coverage of the 2009 GIA Conference at our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/grantmakersinthearts).
Coverage includes plenary sessions with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar & Urban Bush Women, John Zogby, Wynton Marsalis, Kakuna Kerina and Rocco Landesman.
Footage of the 2008 conference is still there, too!