STEM May Become STEAM…Officially

Last week, the Congressional Caucus on STEAM--through Congresswoman Bonamici--successfully added an amendment to the rewrite of the nation's Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) legislation that will integrate the arts into STEM education. The Americans for the Arts said, "This is of particular significance because...

CALIFORNIA IN THE CREATIVE ECONOMY – by John Eger

California in the Creative Economy (PDF) A White Paper Prepared For CREATE CA By John M, Eger Van Deerlin Chair of Communications and Public policy School of Journalism and Media Studies San Diego State University Fall, 2015...

The Art & Science of Place-based Evaluation, October 5 & 6, San Diego

Do you want to learn the most effective practices for evaluating place-based initiatives from the brightest minds in the field? Connect with evaluators, funders, and community partners at Is This a Better Place? The Art & Science of Place-Based Evaluation. Join us on October 5 & 6...

The Arts Are Not a Luxury

by John Eger, Huffington Post It's really time to stop tiptoeing around the vital role of the arts in education. Maybe it's also time for the Congress to put the A into STEM. Major provisions of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010--also known as the STEM act--are...

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...

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,...

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...

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...