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Funding for the Arts Sometimes Benefits All of Us

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Arts
Aaron Dorfman

Does funding for the arts benefit only elite arts patrons, or does the rest of society benefit, too? In these times of limited philanthropic dollars, this is an incredibly important question.

The Essence of Intuition

Ellen Davis | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

Intuition is the voice of one's innate creative intelligence in communion with its surrounding conditions.

We Are Not All Artists the Same

Leslie Odom Jr. | Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts
Leslie Odom Jr.

You're a new face. You're a new talent. You're a new voice. No one has any idea what you bring to the table. You must accept this stage and commit yourself to delivering the goods every single time you get an opportunity.

The Change You Want To See

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

I wanted to find a creative way to capture the WHY for everyone -- the reason WHY they are the change they want to see. Our "why," or the reason we are the change, is also tied into our purpose on this earth, the reason we were sent here.

Why We Shouldn't Try To Save The Arts

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

Why do so many people think the arts need saving? Because people enjoy making music, dancing, painting, and writing poetry. They would also really like it if those activities paid for a nice three-bedroom ranch in the suburbs or a hipster condo in the Village.

Occupy the Arts

Scott Walters | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home
Scott Walters

Circular arguments about arts funding often echo Republican talking points: trickle-down economics serve the poor, progress in race relations means we've reached a post-racial society and we shouldn't take money from the rich because they are job creators.

Putting Americans to Work

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.31.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

At a time when unemployment is the key political issue and when virtually everyone in politics is struggling to find ways to reduce the ranks of the unemployed, why doesn't some smart politician realize that the arts are one way to help solve this problem?

At the UN: Co-hosting Conference on World Peace, Health and Culture

Jim Luce | Posted 03.11.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

Recently I agreed to co-host the World Peace, Health and Culture Conference at the United Nations on behalf of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW),...

Art and Life in All Its Glory

Rachel Schwartzmann | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home
Rachel Schwartzmann

Art, unlike us as humans, is immortal. No matter how much others try to censor it, question it, criticize it or destroy it, art is a central part of this world -- and it should be.

Can The Arts Survive Without Banks?

Carey Perloff | Posted 03.10.2012 | Home
Carey Perloff

By supporting a local arts organization, a bank helps ensure the survival of a strong community ecosystem while at the same time raising its own profile in the business community. That's the equation. If we don't want to traffic in that equation, we shouldn't accept the support.

Introducing The Recessionary Arts: A HuffPost Culture Series

Gazelle Emami | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Gazelle Emami

When the arts are raised in the context of the recession, the discussion usually hits two extremes -- "saving" them, or slashing their funding -- neither of which is as compelling to explore as the arts themselves.

Dominic West, from HBO hit series The Wire, hits London's West End!

Lily Bevan | Posted 08.22.2011 | Entertainment
Lily Bevan

Dominic West, of The Wire fame, is currently starring in a very different role at the Duchess Theatre.

This Week's NYC Arts Agenda

WNYC Culture | Carolina A. Miranda | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A car deconstructed and then reconstructed in TriBeCa, an alternative arts space from the '70s gets a tribute in Chelsea and hundreds of artist postca...

Art with a Capital "F"

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steven Weber

In a media culture where cats batting balls of yarn get a larger audience than The Hurt Locker, artists don't bother to study in their fields, preferring to arm themselves with a cool, teeny camera and have at it.

Same Old LA Story

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Unfortunately, as Mike Boehm wrote, "SoCal billionaires [are] plentiful, but most are not known for giving big sums to the arts." Luckily Eli Broad had a good year.

How the "Lively Arts" Became "the Media"

Lewis Lapham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lewis Lapham

The supposition that art is a gift as opposed to a collectible, something that doesn't try to sell you anything, runs counter to our contemporary notions of what constitutes a meaningful exchange.

Why Art Education Matters

Lynda Resnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynda Resnick

The next time your local school puts its arts program on the chopping block, I hope you'll consider all that's at stake: It's so much more than construction paper and pipe cleaners.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

According to some in the wingnutosphere, asking arts organizations to consider creating opportunities for volunteerism is the slippery slope to Orwellian dystopia.

The Third Golden Age Begins?: Welcome to the Berliner Philharmoniker

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gerald Sindell

I hope that the Digital Concert Hall will be remembered ten years from now as the brilliant beginning of a great cultural revolution and not as a shining example of a Golden Age that never reached fulfillment.

Here's Why Nice Work Pays Much Better

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Christina Patterson

Politicians basically agree with the bankers. They think that the most highly educated people in our society are the ones most likely to operate on a base level of animal greed.

US-Cuba Thaw Taking Place In The Arts

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. and Cuba governments have taken the first, tentative steps towards ending 50 years of hostilities, but the thawing of relations is already in...

Why Do Repubicans Hate Artists And Writers So Much?

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Solod

I don't expect Republicans to own up to having read anything more challenging than a Tom Clancy novel, but would they really deny the rest of us the opportunity to do so?