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Your Town Might Be Able to Have an Arts Economy, Too

Your Town Might Be Able to Have an Arts Economy, Too

One of the criticisms of efforts to attract the so-called “creative class” is the tendency for the artists and bohemians that prepare the way for tech workers to accumulate in a few trendy places.  This limits the geographic reach of using arts development to foster other kinds of development.  However, in a recent post on […]

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Planning as Art; Art as Planning

Planning as Art; Art as Planning

With increasing recognition of the economic importance of their arts sector, some communities have created community plans for the arts.  Over at Engaging Cities, the Orton Foundation’s Rebecca Sanborn Stone has a post describing efforts at community planning through the arts.  Her post summarizes efforts in three communities:  Starksboro, VT, Yellow Springs, OH and Mendocino […]

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Can the NEA save our cities?

Can the NEA save our cities?

In yesterday’s New York Times, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, an assistant professor of urban planning at the University of Southern California took the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to task for its attempts to use art to revitalize neighborhoods.  She thinks the NEA may be taking a simplistic approach: The idea that art can be an […]

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Have you heard our spot on Northeast Public Radio yet?

Have you heard our spot on Northeast Public Radio yet?

We are underwriting some interesting offerings including: BBC News at noon The Book Show on Thursday nights Selected Shorts (maybe the best show on the radio!) on Sundays Give a listen and let us know what you think.

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