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Art Funding

Shooting Yourself in the Foot

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I have tremendous sympathy for arts organizations that are facing fiscal challenges. But it is difficult to feel much sympathy for an organization that causes its own demise by failing to fill out basic paperwork.

STEM to STEAM: Art Is Key to Building a Strong Economy

Jon Kamen | Posted 01.13.2013 | Arts
Jon Kamen

As we all know, STEM education is so important -- but on its own, sadly it's not working. Despite all of the resources being invested in it, the word is exactly what's wrong with the concept. It doesn't inspire, energize or engage the youth whom it is ultimately intended to benefit. It's why we need STEAM.

Ready To Jump, Art World?

David R. White | Posted 12.28.2012 | Arts
David R. White

Enough of the cultural silent majority. What's real is that the arts and their peers are well on their way to Armageddon no matter what may take place by a government near you in early 2013.

Two Different Days, Two Very Different Emotions

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

There are two days of the calendar that are very close together for most arts organizations but that elicit completely different emotions from me and from many other arts executives I know: the first day of the new season and the first day of the new fiscal year.

The Myth About Boards

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.17.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

When a strong board isn't developed and nurtured, the staff leadership will almost always find them deficient. Artists and arts managers alike will complain that the board is not generous. This will lead to budget constraints, cash flow problems and worse.

Kathleen Massara

Why Is This Utah City Council Trying To Evict An Art Space?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Massara | Posted 08.02.2012 | Arts

The Central Utah Art Center (CUAC), one of the only nonprofit arts centers in the state of Utah, is facing eviction and serious funding cuts at an Eph...

Help Support The Beauty Of The Afro

Posted 03.23.2012 | Arts

If you've ever seen Chris Rock's hilarious, yet thought-provoking documentary "Good Hair," then you recognize the cultural significance of unbridled, ...

WATCH: Looking At Art Gives The Same Pleasure As Being In Love

Posted 07.17.2011 | Arts

There is a reason why art has served as a means of soulful self-expression for centuries upon centuries. All forms of art, from painting to dancing to...

US Museum Budgets Slashed, Despite Improved Attendance

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.19.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- After the Great Recession swept through, the Delaware Art Museum had laid off half its staff, cut salaries and lost crucial support from...

Funding Art Without Compromising the Creative Process

Joan K. Smith | Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts
Joan K. Smith

Fewer and fewer artists are creating work that is manifested as a tangible, commercially viable object, but are instead expressing themselves through conceptual works.

Hell-Raising Artist Rallies Support For Protests Against UK Tuition Hikes

ARTINFO | Posted 05.27.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

For months, the United Kingdom has been roiled by student protests standing up to the coalition government's attempt to sharply raise annual tuition a...

State of the Arts: Why Culture Matters for Obamanomics

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

At a time of alarming uncivil discourse, the role of art as a force for civilization and civility should make funding for the humanities more worthy of public funding than ever before.

When I Grow Up I Want to Be... an Art Historian?

Rebecca Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rebecca Taylor

Children often fill in the blank with a myriad of respectable positions -- doctor, lawyer, police officer, teacher, etc. -- but few proclaim their intent to be an art historian. I was that rare exception.