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Art Talk with Don and Mera Rubell

December 21, 2011 Text by Paulette Beete Don and Mera Rubell. Photo courtesy of the Contemporary Arts Foundation When Don and Mera Rubell started collecting art in 1964, their monthly collecting budget was $25. Forty-seven years later, the Rubells have amassed an internationally renowned collection of approximately 5,000 works, including pieces by Kehinde Wiley, Ai […]

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Speaking of Leadership: Michael Spring

Michael Spring has been pretty busy these days; even more so than usual. Not only does he oversee a half billion dollar capital project budget with the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, but Spring recently came off of a five-month stint as an assistant county manager while Miami-Dade searched for its new mayor. “I […]

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Reclaiming Art

In using arts and culture to build community, we often forget that the greatest resource isn’t necessarily the program we design, or the object we create, or the idea we generate. It is the people themselves. We somehow forget that art is theirs; that for a very long time now people have intuitively used it […]

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Can’t Stop Creative Conversations

As we enter the third week of National Arts and Humanities Month, I would just like to thank all the local community leaders who have participated in our Creative Conversations! Already, Creative Conversations have sparked local dialogue that is helping to unify groups of individuals engaged in arts and culture. These events help spur advocacy […]

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Announcing the Winners of the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge

October 10, 2011 Today the NEA and the Knight Foundation announced the five finalist projects for the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge. Watch the video to find out who they are. (You can also read the challenge winner press release in the NEA News Room.) Interested in reading more about new models for arts journalism? […]

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Art Works Podcast: Creative Placemaking in Miami

July 21, 2011 By Josephine Reed P. Scott Cunningham at the O, Miami O, Pening. Photo by Robby Campbell In this week’s podcast, we explore creative placemaking in Miami, Florida. Miami is claiming its place as a vibrant cultural center thanks to the generosity of funders like the Knight Foundation, and the hard work and […]

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