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Is Creativity THE 21st Century Skill?

YES is the answer to this question judging from the enthusiastic audience response on October 10 to Imagination Stage’s Creative Conversation on the topic. One hundred and forty parents, educators, and other stakeholders attended a panel discussion, moderated by Doug Herbert of the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Office of Innovation & Improvement, and then enjoyed […]

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National Arts and Humanities Month Wrap-Up

October 31, 2011 by Paulette Beete Dance Theatre of Tennessee took part in a Swan Lake Pop-Up as part of Artober Nashville. Photo by Rebecca Berrios Throughout the month of October we have asked the public to nominate arts organizations for a spotlight feature on our Facebook page. Nominated organizations have ranged from local arts […]

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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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President Proclaims October National Arts and Humanities Month

Yesterday, President Barack Obama declared October National Arts and Humanities Month through Presidential Proclamation. Within the proclamation, President Obama states: “Like Rockwell’s painting, art in all its forms often challenges us to consider new perspectives and to rethink how we see the world. This image still moves us with its simple poignancy, capturing a moment […]

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Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month with a Creative Conversation (from Arts Watch)

With October right around the corner, we all have the opportunity to commemorate the arts in a big way by participating in National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) – the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation. Designed to encourage all Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities […]

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We want YOU to help US celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month!

September 27, 2011 Former NBA player Desmond Mason—a working visual artist—showed his support for Allied Arts of Oklahoma City by donating an artwork he created live during the organization’s 2011 POP! ARTini fundraiser. Photo by Bryan Cook “Politicians don’t bring people together. Artists do.” — Richard M. Daley, former mayor of Chicago Nominate an arts […]

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We All Agree, But Are We Effective?

We, the arts community, agree that arts learning improves academic performance, increases lifelong learning skills and often helps students at risk of failure engage in school. We can point to the children. We can point to classrooms and to certain districts. We see their success. In our arsenal of facts and arguments, we have key […]

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White House Hosts Live Chat with the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities

Tuesday, October 19th at 2:15 p.m. EDT In celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month, visual artist Chuck Close, ballet dancer Damian Woetzel, and committee co-chairs Margo Lion and George Stevens, Jr. discuss arts and humanit…

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