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Washington, DC A Cure for What Ails Me by Tigerplish from flickr We recently released a new report on how Americans participate in the arts through media. Not media as in journalism, but media as in technology: one of the questions that bedeviled us as we completed the report was what to name it...
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ArtsQuest President Jeff Parks, Lafayette College President Dan Weiss, me, Easton Mayor Sal Panto, Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan, & NEA Design Director Jason Schupbach at the July 15 MICD 25 grants announcement in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Photo by Victoria Hutter I was...
Washington, DC Duke Ellington (far left) and his orchestra performing at Howard University in Washington, DC in 1940. Photo by William P. Gottlieb This week's podcast continues our look at the nation's capital, this time turning our attention to one of DC's most famous sons, Duke...
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Artist rendering of the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks by Westlake Reed Leskosky This morning Rocco's in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to announce our new MICD 25 grants , which will support 21 creative placemaking projects. To paraphrase Rocco's remarks from this...
Washington, DC In today's vlog, NEA Design Director Jason Schupbach's talking "creative placemaking" . . . [flv: http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/JS-creative-placemaking.mp4 450 273] If you missed the first vlog in our community design series, check it out here or visit...
Washington, DC In honor of our new YouTube channel , we've got a "definitive" vlog from NEA Director of Design Jason Schupbach. [flv: http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/JS-creative-economy.mp4 450 273]...
Washington, DC Shakespeare might have been born in April, but summer's certainly his season judging by the many plein air presentations of the Bard that pop up in the warm weather months. I still remember seeing Michelle Pfeiffer and Jeff Goldblum in a Shakespeare in the Park production of...
Washington, DC "Bollywood, here I come!" The Fiesta Asia flash mob was one of several that took place in the Washington, DC metro area in April and May as part of Dance/Metro DC's spring festival. Photo by Rob Klein I learned about the May 23 Fiesta Asia flash mob from a colleague at...
Washington, DC U Street, NW in Washington, DC - once known as the "Black Broadway" for its plethora of theaters - hit hard times in the 1970s and '80s. After the riots of 1968 nearly burned the neighborhood to the ground, it was a long time coming before new life sprung up there. But...
Washington, DC July 8, 2010 "Read More Books" by Tom T from Flickr Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 75 organizations that will receive grants for Big Read projects that will take place between September 2010 and June 2011. (You can take a look at the news release...

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