Author(s): Lewis, Sarah
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2015

"The path to a great achievement—whether it is a technological innovation or a masterwork of art—is almost never direct. On the contrary, creative breakthroughs often come after wrenching failures. That idea animates The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery, a book by Sarah Lewis, an art curator who is completing her PhD at Yale. Based on 150 interviews with artists and explorers as well as scientists and entrepreneurs, the book is neither a self-help manual nor a bundle of case studies. It’s a meditation on accomplishments that come from

Author(s): Marjan Laal; Arsalan Aliramaei; and Ashkan Laal
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2014

The term of lifelong learning refers to the continuous building skills and acquiring knowledge during one's life through experiences faced lifetime. Today in this 21st century, changes in the social, economic, cultural and educational frames need to new ways of thinking about the arts, culture and creativity. This way of thinking helps to have more active and responsible people about their own learning and their societies. There are many subjects in the case of art in which learning takes place. Lifelong learning should be a promotion of the art of human maturity, a necessity for people

Author(s): Hanna, Gay; Patterson, Michael; Rollins, Judy; and Sherman, Andrea
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2011

On March 14, 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted a convening in Washington, DC to showcase some of the nation’s most compelling studies and evidence-based programs that have identified cognitive, social, and behavioral outcomes from arts interventions.

Author(s): Bieber, Liz; Miller, Brian; and Cooper, Will
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Stories for Change, a report by Partners for Livable Communities funded by MetLife Foundation, offers leadership examples that expand the arts to new audiences. This compendium of nearly 50 best practices showcases the notable strategies that increase access to arts and culture for older adult and immigrant populations.