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Arts + Prison: Transforming Lives Behind Bars Through The Arts

National Endowment for the Arts | Craig Watson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts

This post by Craig Watson, Director, California Arts Council, first appeared on the Art Works Blog of the National Endowment for the Arts. See the ori...

Tapping in to the Real Value of Creativity

Michael Nobleza | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Michael Nobleza

This is a critical time for one of the largest and most economically and culturally diverse public school systems in the country (if not the world).

Create the State -- The Multi-faceted Role of the Arts in Education Reform

Kristen Paglia | Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts
Kristen Paglia

At Create the State, we were reminded that a healthy, economically and otherwise robust society is supported by a profile of positive traits associated with engagement in the arts, including empathy and self-efficacy as well as creativity.

The Irrationality of Love and Art

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In 1964, when the United States Supreme Court ruled on Jacobellis v. Ohio, Associate Justice Potter Stewart gained fame for his description of obscen...

License Plates as Art

Bill Lasarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Lasarow

The California Arts Council recently launched campaign to re-inflate its operating budget with, of all things, auto license plates.

Art Is Fundamental -- and Fundamental to Support

Maria Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Maria Shriver

Think about what our re-commitment to the arts would mean - not just to our children - but to our economy. Creativity and innovation are part of California's fabric, and we can all honor and further that legacy.