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It Takes a Village in Arts Education (Part 1)

Since I started my tenure at Americans for the Arts, we’ve been discussing variations on the theme of: “It takes a village to educate a child.” During the 2011 Annual Convention, we had two arts education leaders (Ayanna Hudson and Margie Reese) discuss how this works in their respective communities. At the time, we were […]

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Dallas: Field Testing the Economic Impact of the Arts

Preparing for a briefing to our (Dallas) City Council’s Art, Culture, & Libraries Committee on the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study, I thought about doing a bit of random testing on the research findings. I just wanted a few talking points, really, to localize the fantastic data collected, analyzed, and interpreted by the dynamic […]

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White House Gathers Arts ‘Champions of Change’

On July 19, I attended a productive meeting at the White House Executive Office Building. The event, coordinated by the President’ Committee on the Arts and Humanities and the White House Office of Public Engagement, was called Champions for Change: Winning the Future Across America. Some dozen Champions were on hand to react and provide good […]

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