There Is More Than Art in the Art Districts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) launched a grant program called "Our Town" to encourage new thinking about the role of art and economic development. Toward that end, they funded over 50 sites in cities across the US, many who said they had unique...

On Becoming an Innovation Community

Today, understanding the challenges of the new global economy and knowing what it takes to succeed in the workplace of the future, we know it is not bandwidth in the ground that is so important as is the bandwidth in people's heads. And it starts...

The Arts Education Partnership

A first-of-its kind, ArtsEdSearch™ grew out of a need for high quality, centrally located, and user-friendly information on the essential role the arts play in developing students’ creative thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration skills—attributes many education and business leaders identify as important in...

Thinking Different: Unlocking the Keys to Your Creativity

Years ago, Jobs launched an Apple advertising campaign called "Think Different," featuring Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King Jr., Richard Branson, John Lennon (with Yoko Ono), Buckminster Fuller, Thomas Edison, Muhammad Ali, Ted Turner, Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Hitchcock, Martha Graham,...

Arts Involvement Narrows Student Achievement Gap

Students from the lower end of the socioeconomic ladder tend to do less well in school than those from more upscale families. But newly published research identifies one sub-group of these youngsters who tend to exceed expectations: those who participate heavily in the arts. “At-risk teenagers...

Brave New World: Who Muzzled All the Artists?

Have you ever gone to an art museum and wondered what a particular piece of art meant? I have. I mean, why wouldn't you? It's a picture, or a statue, or some other object that apparently meant enough to someone at some time that they...

It’s All About Creativity

This movement by California matches the legislation signed by the governor of Massachusetts last spring, and is much like a bill working its way through the state legislature in Oklahoma to also establish a creativity index. Equally significant, Maine, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Colorado...

Entrepreneurship and The Arts- Shared Language

Entrepreneurship and The Arts is focused on innovative teaching techniques that create sustainable Arts Businesses. Learning how to use shared language to develop your art based business is a central focus in our curriculm. ...

Art Without Borders

And in the art gallery located on the campus of the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), seven artists from either side of the border dividing San Diego and Tijuana were represented in an exhibition last fall that dealt "head-on with politics, immigration, the...