Weather on Steroids: Exhibit Features Art Of Climate Change Science

Weather on Steroids: The Art of Climate Change Science

KPBS—Climate change science and art collide in a new exhibit at the San Diego Central Library. "Weather on Steroids" brings artists and scientists together for an exhibit that features mosaics, photographs and art installations that illustrate the effects of climate change through art. “Artists are arguably the...

Arts-Concerned Californians Are Speaking Up!

    Today, the Trump Administration announced its proposed budget for FY2018.  As feared, it has taken the unprecedented action of calling for the entire elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), as well as the Corporation for...

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,...