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Change: Another Thought

I think the issue of our time is “changing how people see” … but let me come back to that. John Killacky wrote two posts for ARTSblog in late June/early July that said: “… many funders did not feel equipped to judge quality outside of their own world views and experiences. I know that was […]

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Conversation and Innovation

Innovation, change, and new ideas start with a conversation. Your new idea may come from a conversation you overhear in a coffee shop, from a television interview you watch, or from a panel discussion or keynote you listen to at a conference. Or, it may come from a discussion you are actively taking part in. […]

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Inspiring Your Inner Artist

Quick – raise your hand if you got into your job in the arts for the money. That’s what I thought. Now raise your hand if you spend a majority of your work day worrying about and dealing with your budget, stressing over where the cash to fund the next big project is going to […]

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Reflections of an Arts Administrator on her Umpteenth Americans for the Arts Convention

My first convention was in 1983 or 1984 in Hartford, when the then National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies met with the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. (Those were not only the pre-digital years, but the period when the acronyms – NALAA and NASAA – were more in alignment.) I was a fresh-faced community […]

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What About Those Who Simply Don’t Know What They Don’t Know?

I like structure. It helps me think clearly, feel organized and productive about my day, and create balance in my life. Then I entered the field of arts management: a sector that by it’s very nature and design is possibly one of the most unstructured career paths you could enter into. Yesterday, I co-facilitated the […]

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Arts in Healthcare: Creativity for the Health of It

Do the arts really make a difference in health and wellness? Artists, architects, creative arts therapists, doctors, and art curators think so; this week they joined other grassroots advocates to state their case to Congress on National Arts Advocacy D…

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Arts in Healthcare: Creativity for the Health of It

Do the arts really make a difference in health and wellness? Artists, architects, creative arts therapists, doctors, and art curators think so; this week they joined other grassroots advocates to state their case to Congress on National Arts Advocacy D…

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