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Kansas Arts: 5,000+ Voices Versus One

As you probably know, Gov. Brownback issued a line item veto of the Kansas Arts Commission’s budget during the holiday weekend. Before too much time passes, I want to share some of my thoughts on the situation: This isn’t about money. While the governor’s veto “saved” the Kansas treasury just under $700,000, they are no […]

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Public Art: An Inherent Component of Creative Placemaking (from Arts Watch)

The National Endowment for the Arts Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD25) program recently awarded 21 grants totaling $3 million to support “creative placemaking projects that increase the livability of communities and help transform sites into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core.” Substantial grant amounts of $25,000–$250,000 will address the […]

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