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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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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Creative Age Cities

The Huffington Post Posted: March 9, 2014 Written by:  John M. Eger According to the New Cities Foundation, a new independent non-profit with offices in Geneva and Paris: ” Over the next decade, some $ 250 billion will be invested in … 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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Learning to Think Outside the Box: Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline

New York Times Online Posted:  February 5, 2014 Written By: Laura Pappano It bothers Matthew Lahue and it surely bothers you: enter a public restroom and the stall lock is broken. Fortunately, Mr. Lahue has a solution. It’s called the … Continue reading

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Arts Education Matters, Darn It!

Source: Americans for the Arts Posted:  January 22, 2014 Written By: Ken Busby Each day we witness the power of the arts to transform lives – whether it’s a child learning to draw, a teenager taking a class on glassblowing or … 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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STEM Needs a New Letter

www.theatlantic.com Posted: January 13, 2014 Written By: Jessica Lahey My father, a retired industrial designer, claims that the seeds of his career were sown during the hundreds of hours he spent building soapbox derby cars with his dad. My grandfather … Continue reading

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2005 Texas Medal of Arts Honoree Robert Wilson Honored in Paris

Waco Tribune Online Posted: January 9, 2014 Written by: David A. Smith American director and producer Robert Wilson is being celebrated right now in Paris as a worldwide tour of his groundbreaking 1976 play “Einstein on the Beach” arrives there … Continue reading

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