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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...

Creativity for Entrepreneurs: 4 Tips

For some entrepreneurs, a great “aha” moment is the spark that leads to the formation of their company. But just one ‘aha’ isn’t going to do it. Once you’re up and running, you may need new products, a better way to deal with your hotheaded...

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...

Summer STE[+a]M Classes in San Diego

UC San Diego K-12 and La Jolla Country Day are happy to offer four such courses this summer at La Jolla Country Day School. Students must enroll in two of the courses - one for the morning session (9:00 am - 12:00 noon) and one for the...

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...