Art in the News - 2016
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The City of Santa Monica Community and Cultural Services Department has hired Shannon Daut to lead its Cultural Affairs Division.
Portland, Oregon's Regional Arts & Culture Council received a $30,000 grant earlier this week to be used for Right Brain, an initiative providing integrated arts programming for K-8 students. The Right Brain Initiative works with classroom teachers and arts educators to unite the Arts with core subjects, allowing both to become more accessible to all students.
Phoenix, AZ (May 10, 2016) - The $9.6 billion fiscal year 2017 budget signed today by Governor Doug Ducey includes a $1.5 million appropriation to the Arizona Commission on the Arts. The additional funding represents a 50% increase over the 49-year-old state agency's current fiscal year budget. Derived from interest accrued on the state's Rainy Day Fund, this one-time allocation will not increase overall state spending.
In this interview, Creative Time Reports Editor-in-Chief Marisa Mazria Katz talks with Australian artist Grace McQuilten, founder of the&
The New York Times recently profiled the rigorous four-year academic and arts program, The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, at Suitland High School in District Heights, MD.
Artist Jen Lewin's multimedia light sculpture, The Pool will be exhibited May 7-11, 2016 from dusk until 10pm at NYCxDESIGN's Design Pavilion at the Astor Place Plaza in Greenwich Village, NYC.
This playful sculpture invites viewers to interact with the work, with the space, as well as with each other. The Pool was most recently featured at Light City 2016 in Baltimore, MD and next will be touring the west coast.
Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talked to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Las Vegas, NV on Thursday and emphasized the importance of a well-rounded education for every student in America. More, he acknowledged the vital role of the arts in rethinking education.
Under the new law, he said:
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts recently announced the Owensboro Public Schools Board of Education in Owensboro, KY has received the 28th annual Kennedy Center and National School Boards Association (NSBA) Award for exemplary leadership in arts education.
The California State Senate Education Committee heard testimony today on SB 916, the Theatre and Dance Act (which legislators have dubbed "TADA!") that would establish single-subject credentials for dance and theater. The committee members voted in unanimous support, 9-0, and one senator called it "absolute[ly] awesome."