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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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Postcard from the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival

July 11, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Here I am during the Theater That Matters session at this year’s Aspen Ideas Fest. Photo by Dan Bayer I closed out June and kicked off July at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which is just what it sounds like: a convening of leading thinkers in particular subjects. It’s an […]

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Postcard from Arkansas and Kansas, Part One

March 23, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Here I am with my fellow panelists from the creative placemaking discussion at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock. From l-r: Joy Pennington, Arkansas Arts Council; Beth Weidower, Arkansas Delta Rural Heritage Development Initiative; Bob Hupp, Arkansas Repertory Theatre; Warwick Sabin, Oxford American This month the Art Works […]

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Postcard from California and Arizona, Part One

March 8, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Can you find me in this photo with the Watts Village Theater Co. and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission staff at the Rosa Parks metro station? Photo by Linda Chiavaroli, L.A. County Arts Commission I’ve been California—and Arizona—dreaming for the last couple of weeks. This was probably my […]

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