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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An Unforgettable Performance – Arts Integration and Advocacy Take Center Stage

Alliance for Student Activities Posted: April 4, 2014 Written by: Kathleen Shryock As a nation, we value the arts. Creative expression allows us to discover what it takes to thrive in school, career, and life. In a recent Harris Poll, … 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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Notes from the Violin Olympics

The Alcalde Written by:  Andrew Roush Every two years, some of the world’s greatest violin virtuosos meet and compete in a different city around the world. This year, UT’s Butler School of Music hosted the event, and it’s the first … 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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Cutting Arts Education is a Form of Identity Theft

ARTSBlog Posted:  March 21, 2014 Written by:  Matt D’Arrigo The arts are powerful because they provide us with, and help us to create, our identities – who we truly are. The two ultimate questions we have in life are: who … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2014

ARTSblog Posted:  March 19, 2014 Written by:  Randy Cohen There is an old quote attributed to John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich: “If any man will draw up his case, and put his name at the foot of the first … 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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