Business and the Arts: Why They Need Each Other

The pARTnership Movement Posted:  March 20, 2014 Written by:  Karin Copeland The goals of the arts, culture and creative sectors are often viewed as separate from or counter to those of the business community. The Arts & Business Council of Greater … Continue reading

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Houston’s Arts Community

Houston Chronicle Posted:  April 4, 2014 According to the first lady of Houston’s arts and culture, Houston got off to a great start. “Houston was lucky,” Ima Hogg once mused. “The first people who got rich here, in the days long before … Continue reading

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Arts Payoff Keeps Coming for Midtown

Houston Chronicle Posted:  March 25, 2014 Written by:  Flori Meeks Cynthia Alvarado knew the State of Texas Cultural Arts and Entertainment District designation that the Midtown Management District received in 2012 would mean good things. But it has been impressive to … Continue reading

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Bottom Line: The Arts Could Be Your Company’s Greatest Asset

The Conference Board Written by:  Emily Peck In light of the recent Giving Thoughts Q&A with Peter Singer, which suggested that “resources we put into museums and symphony orchestras could do more good if used to help the global poor,” I wanted … Continue reading

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Who Knew? Arts Education Fuels the Economy

The Chronicle of Higher Education Posted:  March 11, 2014 By Sunil Iyengar and Ayanna Hudson In public-policy battles over arts education, you might hear that it is closely linked to greater academic achievement, social and civic engagement, and even job … Continue reading

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Good News for NEA Ominibus Bill

Source:  Americans for the Arts Posted: January 14, 2014 Last night, appropriations leaders in Congress finally unveiled the Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which includes $146 million in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Thanks to … Continue reading

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Report: Arts and Culture Contribute More to U.S. Economy than Tourism

Marketplace Online Posted: December 6, 2013 Written by: Dan Gorenstein For the first time the federal government has tallied up the arts and culture contribution to the nation’s economy. It turns out that sector, movies, painting, publishing, cable and more, was worth half a … Continue reading

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Report: Arts, Culture Add $500B to Nation’s GDP

Wall Street Journal Online Posted: December 5, 2013 Written by: Brett Zongker WASHINGTON — Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first … Continue reading

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Take a look at the new Texas Cultural Trust Banner Ads.  Keep an eye out for them on the Texas Tribune and Texas Monthly websites!

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Advocacy Campaign Reaches All Corners of the State

The Texas Cultural Trust’s advocacy campaign was a resounding success, from the economic research statistics compiled by Travis James at TXP, Inc, the messaging and creative by Dave Shaw at Arsenal to the media outreach by Elizabeth Christian and her … Continue reading

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