[+a]rts & the State of the Union

This week, President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union speech before the United States Congress where he addressed three areas of concern that resonate with arts advocates: federal spending, jobs and education policy. Earlier this week, 165 conservative members of Congress representing...

The “Economic Recovery” Is a Sad Joke – John M. Eger

More and more of our students earning a coveted degree from one of America's great universities are doomed to an uncertain future. The worldwide financial meltdown has, we know, gutted the job market but when the dust settles, surely we face a jobless recovery.  The problem is...

Music Education: Not just an optional class

In this video we suggest that music education, as part of the [+a]rts, is a key element missing from our national K-12 education policy. The message is music education must not be an optional class. Instead, music and the [+a]rts should be equally integrated with Science, Technology, Engineering, and...

The value of [+a]rt and creative thinking

Digital artist Scott Ligon talks about the value of art and creative thinking. He is a Cleveland Institute of Art Professor and author of Digital Art Revolution,Creating Fine Art with Photoshop, Random House. http://www.digitalartrevolution.com ...