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The Arts: Making a Difference at the DNC

The Convention Halls are creative chaos. The streets are jammed with animated participants holding placards, engaged in heated dialogue and performing all kinds of issue-based street theater. The scent of policy is in the air. And it’s just the way I like it. Here at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the role of the […]

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Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us at 25

Katherine Mooring artsblog

As the chief architect for the Arts & Science Council’s capacity building, professional, and leadership development offerings, I spend a lot of time thinking about the skills and expertise our next generation of arts and cultural leaders will need to be successful, particularly in an environment where change and complexity are the rule, not the […]

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Random Acts of Culture™

Throughout the country, many performing groups have taken to public forums to display Random Acts of Culture™ (supported generously by the Knight Foundation) covering all art forms including music, dance, and theater. Just a few weeks ago, the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte captured this dance performance from their local airport: But there are […]

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The Power to Give

My colleagues and I at the Arts & Science Council (ASC) have been closely following the national and regional trends that affect the health of the arts industry. In particular, several trends have caught our attention: 1) arts giving in America continues to lose market share to other charities; 2) recent analysis showed that 85 […]

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