The Case for an “Arts Bureaucrat” in the City Government

Posted by Ms. Jennifer A. Lasik, Aug 29, 2016 0 comments

When people ask what I do, I frequently describe myself as an “arts bureaucrat.” My boss hates that moniker and reminds me that there is plenty of visioning, policy-making, leading and communications in my role. He’s right, of course. But “arts bureaucracy,” boring though it sounds, is one of my most important roles.

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A Rejuvenating Trip to GOLDEN Artist Colors, a Beating Heart of Arts & Biz

Posted by Ms. Jordan Shue, Aug 25, 2016 0 comments

GOLDEN goes beyond supporting the arts, believing in the arts, or even investing in the arts. To them, they wouldn’t exist without the arts, without the artists who use their products, and without the innovators who challenge them to create new products that test traditional methods of painting and artmaking.

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A Shaman in the Recovery Room: The Arts’ Surprising Return to the Job of Healing

Posted by Judith Greer Essex, PhD, Aug 24, 2016 0 comments

For the last century, modern healthcare has been tremendously beneficial to humanity, both in extending and improving quality of life. But now many physicians and hospitals across the country and around the globe are once again recognizing a significant role for the arts in healthcare.

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Day Two: Notes to a Young Arts Advocate from a Young Arts Advocate

Posted by Mr. Ryan A. Nicotra, Aug 19, 2016 1 comment

Young(er) arts advocate, do you realize that you are powerful? Do you realize that because you took your stand with grace and strength, your community will be changed?

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“Familias Separadas”

Posted by Michelle Angela Ortiz, Aug 19, 2016 0 comments

Public art can serve as a platform to educate, create awareness, and to inspire action. As an artist working in communities for more than 15 years, I believe that when we decide to write and tell our own stories and create the images that are true reflections of who we decide we are—those are revolutionary acts.

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