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The Creative Economy Has Our Attention. Now It Needs a United Voice. (from Arts Watch)

Stephanie Evans There has been a lot of talk about the creative economy coming out of Washington, DC, lately—from the NEA’s recent panel discussion last week on Creative Placemaking, to the Center for American Progress’ panel which discussed The Creative Economy:  How to Keep the Fuel of

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Happy Birthday, NEA!

Lyndon Johnson signs into law the act that created the NEA Today marks the 45th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts as on September 29, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the law that created the cultural agency.    Here is a list of facts regarding the Endowment that they

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Thinking About Nominations to Advisory Councils? Here are a Few Reasons Why You Should

Each year when we announce the opportunity to nominate yourself or a colleague to serve on an Americans for the Arts advisory council, the staff liaisons to those councils tend to get a wide variety of great questions from the field.  Questions such as: Do I have to be a member of Americans for

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What Would You Ask the President?

As part of NBC News’ Education Nation initiative, Today Show host Matt Lauer is interviewing President Obama about the state of education on Monday morning, 9/27, and you have the opportunity to submit questions via the Education Nation website.  ARTSblog has featured a number of arts events

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How Do You Become a Cultural Phenomenon? (from Arts Watch)

Alison Schwartz I wonder what makes a product, a store, an experience, an artwork a HIT. I am particularly curious about how certain products make it big when they aren’t playing by the rules. Why is Target a beloved low-price big box store when most big box retailers are demonized for

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How To Increase Your Revenue By $1 Million: A Case Study

Salina Arts and Humanities Commission in Salina, Kansas used AEP III to let people know the impact of arts on their local economy Arts advocates don’t want to talk about jobs and tax revenue.  We want to talk about the fundamental value of the arts…how they foster beauty, creativity,

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The Illusion of “Evidence-Based” Practices

Michelle Dean As cited in the Green Pages: Does the intense federal focus on “evidence-based” practices results in a premature dismissal or disregard for therapeutic practices that are beneficial to many populations? Let’s face it, value placed on evidence-based practices is not just because

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Seeking Diversity: In Our Audience and Our Workforce

For decades, Berkeley Rep has been discussing diversity in American theater. Though the good news is our young audience is terrifically diverse, after putting a lot of effort into finding candidates of color we find there’s been little change in the diversity of our staff. I myself have

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NAMPRadio Episode 9: Customer Service the Cornerstone to Successful Companies

Chip Conley, hotel guru and a speaker at this year's 2010 NAMP Conference in San Jose, CA, talks with our panelists Ron Evans and Matt Campbell. Chip focuses on the importance of good customer service, but not just to customers, also to your board, staff, funders, and patrons. Chip shares

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Brand Control to Major Tom: The New Rules of Brand Management

Yes, the new age of extreme participation is a challenge for brand managers. No, you haven't lost control. The notion that you can manage your brand by making and distributing messages and materials that you want "out there" is becoming quaint. Rather, now, monologues need to be

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