Art in the News - 2017
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Erika Holst, Curator of Collections at the Springfield Art Association, contributed this piece to the Illinois Times.
Sure, Broadway and Hollywood employ lots of creative people. But when it comes to artistic and cultural work, not all the action is on the coasts. New data show arts and culture account for a larger share of jobs in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado than they do nationally. For the first time, the Bureau of Economic Analysis has produced statistics spotlighting the economic impact of arts and cultural activities in each state and the District of Columbia.
This commentary is by Jessica Handrik, the director of education at Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington. It was first published in the Burlington Free Press.
Allied Arts, a United Arts Fund in Oklahoma City, has won a national philanthropic tournament, Brackets for Good. The only Oklahoma-based nonprofit to compete, Allied Arts out-fundraised 63 nonprofit organizations nationwide during the five-week competition and raised $248,232 in the sixth and final round of head-to-head competition and received a $100,000 grand prize from the title sponsor, AT&T.
Janice Sinden, president and CEO of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, contributed this piece to The Denver Post.
President Trump's plans to defund the NEA and the NEH move forward without consideration for programs that exist successfully to serve our returning service men and women who have sacrificed physically, mentally, and morally in the service of our country. With President Trump's plans for an increase in military spending, there will be an immediate and increasing need for the military program
Well known for bridging the military/civilian divide through theatre in cities across the nation since 2008, the Telling Project's recent production of "She Went to War" at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN acknowledged the distinctive and important roles women play on the battlefield. "She Went to War" was written by Max Reyneard - Senior Writer/Producer and Jonathan Wei - Founder/Executive Director of the Telling Pr
Alecia Kintner, president and CEO of ArtsWave, the lead planner, promoter and fundraiser of the arts in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky contributed this commentary to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
NBC News went to Waterloo, Iowa, where a youth art program that receives a quarter of its funding — around $11,000 —comes from the National Endowment for the Arts. It is one of many small town art programs across the country that would be severely impacted by the cuts.