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Welcome to Our Town 2012

July 12, 2012 by Jason Schupbach, NEA Director of Design Alaska Arts Southeast, which runs the acclaimed Sitka Fine Arts Camp each summer, received a 2011 Our Town grant to support the Sitka Festival of the Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences. Photo by Jayleen Beedle Today we announced the second round of Our Town grantees! I’m […]

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Creative Placemaking—two years and counting!

May 31, 2012 by Jason Schupbach, NEA Director of Design The Pollinators in Lawrence, Kansas. The mural was commissioned by the Spencer Museum of Art as part of a retrospective of the work of muralist and Kansas native Aaron Douglas (1899-1979). Photo by Dave Loewenstein At the NEA, we have just completed the panels that […]

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A Commitment to the Arts That Will Transform Communities

September 28, 2011 by Luis Ubiñas, President, Ford Foundation Luis Ubiñas. Photo courtesy of the Ford Foundation I am often asked why I have such a deep commitment to the arts. It’s because I see the arts as part of what will deliver us from this time of deep economic and, more importantly, spiritual dislocation. […]

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Arts and the Quality of Place

September 21, 2011 by Paulette Beete U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan (foreground, center) discussing Visible Weather’s proposal with Michael Bell and Barry Bergdoll, MoMA’s Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, at the Foreclosed September 17, 2011 Open Studios at MoMA PS1. Photograph by Brett W. Messenger. © 2011 The […]

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