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Artists in the Next Cubicle Strengthen the Economy (from the pARTnership Movement)

When Alexander Gottman’s co-workers peer into his cubicle, they don’t see family or vacation photos. They see original art. Gottman works in the information technology department of Guaranty Bank, accessing potential risk for electronic bank transfers for business clients and monitoring the safety of their accounts. Locally owned Guaranty Bank is committed to encouraging employee […]

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Unveiling Our Arts & Economic Prosperity IV Study

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After two years of hard work, our research team is pleased to present the findings from our Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study on June 8 at our 2012 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in San Antonio. Even better, you can watch live as we roll out our new study of the economic impact […]

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The Intersection of Creativity & Commerce Gives Us the Cultural Economy (from Arts Watch)

Culture equals jobs. This was the theme of the 2012 World Cultural Economic Forum hosted by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who is one of the most enlightened and empowered elected leaders that this nation has ever seen regarding strategically investing in his city’s cultural economy in order to move it forward. As chief counsel […]

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Without the Data, You’re Just Another Person with an Opinion

Three years before writing Future Shock in 1970, futurist Alvin Toffler first wrote The Art of Measuring the Arts, and noted, “A cultural data system is needed to provide information for rational policy-making in the cultural field and to assist those outside the field in understanding their impact on it.” This week, Americans for the […]

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2011 Retreat ~ Friday Booking & Farewells

Delight or die; this is the new paradigm set forth by Steve Denning to adapt to the new creative economy. In a particularly fickle consumer-centric universe, the increased focus on services as opposed to goods, he says, creates a need for “continuous innovation” and what he terms “radical management.” This new economy will be David […]

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When Working Together is as Important as the Work (from The pARTnership Movement)

Where we live is important to each of us. It is a key part of our identity. It’s a source of pride, even if our hometown is the punch line to a joke. Is it really the good schools, parks, and access to shopping centers that make us live where we live? Many people find […]

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Creative Convergence Highlights Benefits of Arts Education

Los Angeles took a cue from the success of Art Miami and scheduled six art shows in the space of one week last month. These six shows featured the most popular collecting categories–fine art, photography, prints and posters, modern art, contemporary art, and “affordable art.” A fortunate coincidence put these excellent art exhibitions directly next […]

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The Present and Future of the Art Market

Dozens of new records were set at the historic auction of the Elizabeth Taylor Collection December 13-17. This crowned two years of historic new price records for all types of art, all around the world. The momentum began with the auction of Alberto Giacommetti’s “Walking Man I” for $104 million at Sothebys-London in February 2010. […]

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Helping Students Find Their Own Voices in the Arts

As advocates for arts education, we try to stay flexible and timely in our rationale and arguments. We want to be current and relevant about the latest studies and trends. If “21st century skills” are in vogue, we can show the relevance of arts learning. If the talk is about the primacy of science, technology, […]

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