Meet our Arts & Human Development Taskforce Partners: National Science Foundation

February 27, 2012 by Soo-Siang Lim, Ph.D, Program Director and Chair of Coordinating Committee, Science of Learning Centers Program, National Science Foundation Soo-Siang Lim. Photo courtesy of Dr. Lim The National Science Foundation established the Science of Learning (SLC) Program in 2003 in order to advance our understanding of how people, other animals and machines […]

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Are You the Monet of Marketing? (from The pARTnership Movement)

Business leaders are faced with many decisions. They are responsible for a staff, various departments, as well as decisions that affect the company and ultimately their own livelihoods. Within these decisions lies a leader’s ability to think outside of the box. Business leaders around the country are being forced to think differently as a way […]

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When Working Together is as Important as the Work (from The pARTnership Movement)

Where we live is important to each of us. It is a key part of our identity. It’s a source of pride, even if our hometown is the punch line to a joke. Is it really the good schools, parks, and access to shopping centers that make us live where we live? Many people find […]

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Creative Partnerships Make Miracles Happen (from The pARTnership Movement)

In downtown Canton, OH, through an ongoing partnership with the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce (and its Special Improvement District), we’ve spent the last five years creating the Canton Arts District. The results have been totally amazing and changed everyone’s thinking about this downtown coming back.

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The pARTnership Movement: When Arts and Businesses Partner, Everyone Profits

When David Rockefeller, the CEO of Chase Bank, gathered business leaders together to form the Business Committee for the Arts (now a division of Americans for the Arts) he understood the important role of the arts in advancing business goals. In this first speech, Rockefeller said, “From an economic standpoint, such involvement can mean direct […]

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Healing Through the Arts

December 14, 2011 by Rear Admiral Alton L. Stocks, Director, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Rear Admiral Alton L. Stocks. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense If you asked me early in my medical career how the arts played a role in healing, I might have checked to see if you had […]

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From Advertising to Advocacy: A Multicultural Approach

How many languages are spoken in your local school district? Chances are most of us will be surprised at the number and varieties of languages the students speak and probably do not know how to reach out to that community. Currently, the School District of Palm Beach County, Florida, is the 11th largest in the […]

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A report from WESTAF on “Engaging the Now”

November 28, 2011 by Shannon Daut, Deputy Director, WESTAF “Question Mark Phoenix” by Mark Blumenthal via Flickr In 2009 the country was being raked by the uncertain winds of deep recession, change rooted in the adoption of new technologies, and a seeming repositioning of participation in the nonprofit arts in the United States. With uncertainty […]

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My November Thanks

What a great look into the future of the arts and business partnerships! Thanks to our bloggers Neil McKenzie, Bruce Whitacre, Tom Tresser, John Eger, Krista Lang Blackwood, Donald Brinkman, Kelly Lamb Pollock, Christine Harris, Mary Wright, Janet Brown, Jim Sparrow, Nancy Glaze, Michael Gold, Michelle Mann, Giovanni Schiuma, Michael Wilkerson, Sahar Javedani, and Emily […]

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Who Are We Selling?

In this economic climate, reaching out to high-net-worth individuals, or the companies that seek to engage them, can be a touchy subject for the arts. The fact is, income inequality and the incredible wealth accumulated by a small percentage of our population have created great opportunities in terms of prospects and their passions. But we […]

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