Florida Near Top of all States in Arts and Culture Funding in New Budget

Arts Sarasota Posted:  May 10, 2014 Written by:  Jay Handelman With a massive boost in state funding for arts and cultural programs, Florida would likely jump to near the top of all states in per-capita spending. A view of the … Continue reading

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Gov. Perry Names Ward Chair of Texas Economic Development Corp.

Office of the Governor Posted: May 13, 2014 Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Leslie Ward of Austin to the Texas Economic Development Corp., and named her chair of the corporation for a term to expire at the pleasure of the … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Art as Work

The New York Times Posted:  May 9, 2014 Written by:  A.O. Scott There are few modern relationships as fraught as the one between art and money. Are they mortal enemies, secret lovers or perfect soul mates? Is the bond between … Continue reading

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Why Corporate Philanthropy Is a Key to Employee Engagement

www.TriplePundit.com Posted:  April 22, 2014 Written by:  Adam Weinger We’ll get right to it: Studies have shown that companies with engaged employees outperform those without by more than 200 percent. Two hundred percent! Forbes recently published an article that said engaged … Continue reading

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Energy Companies Help Fuel the Arts Scene: Generosity goes a long way when it comes to underwriting operas, exhibitions and ballets

Houston Chronicle Posted:  March 20, 2014 Written by: Molly Glentzer Joni Baird, Chevron’s Houston public affairs manager, remembers how the first mariachi opera became a reality: Well before the singers stepped onstage in “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To … Continue reading

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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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