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Quality of Place + Quality of Opportunity = ArtPlace

September 16, 2011 by Carol Coletta, Director, ArtPlace Carol Coletta. Photo courtesy of Ms. Coletta Yesterday, I was honored to announce the establishment of ArtPlace, a consortium of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions to drive the revitalization of cities and towns with a new investment model that puts the arts at the center of […]

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Taking Note: “Intrinsic” Versus “Instrumental” Benefits of Art

June 3, 2011 Washington, DC By Sunil Iyengar, NEA Director of Research & Analysis Different Strokes / The Chicago Bean by papalars via flickr A growing number of us, by choice or by vocation, are in the habit of discussing the arts in empirical terms. Whether it’s a matter of public policy, justifying one’s own […]

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