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Creative Placemaking

n today's sneak peek from the latest issue of NEA Arts --- Arts and Culture at the Core: A Look at Creative Placemaking ---Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, co-authors of Creative Placemaking answer the question of how to get started. Ann Markusen "One of the mistaken beliefs among...
If you've ever wondered what the lead inventor at an innovation laboratory does, then this week's podcast is for you. Josh McManus is founder of and lead inventor at Little Things Labs, a company that specializes in problem-solving for mid-size, post-industrial cities that are concerned...
Here I am with Ann Coulter of A.Coulter Consulting who moderated our great community conversation in Chattanooga. Photo by Samuel E. Burns Last week I visited Chattanooga, Tennessee, for a short but pretty great trip. We began on Wednesday afternoon with a reception with all of the partners...
The name of the production I saw at Idaho Shakespeare Festival might be Noises Off , but the laughter was definitely on! Photo by DKM Photography Last week I headed west to see how art works in Boise, Idaho. It was a great trip! I mean, when you get to spend the day with Esther Simplot, who’s...
I was perusing [Seattle's] Mayor McGinn's regular e-newsletter, The Reader , and noticed a terrific feature about the work that the city's Office of Economic Development was doing in support of small businesses, and about how small businesses create jobs. But I wondered, why aren't...
To learn more about tourism and the arts, check out the most recent Cultural Heritage Traveler report . Back in the Stone Age, when I first got into the travel and tourism industry, I helped develop an educational seminar we called “Tourism and the Arts: A Profitable Partnership.” I...
By Robert L. Lynch, President & CEO of Americans for the Arts Robert L. Lynch. Photo courtesy of Americans for the Arts It’s August in America: vacation time for many. Visitors from every part of the world are here, and once they get through customs, check into a hotel, and find something...
Here I am, speaking in Chicago. Photo by Patrick L. Pyszka After our stay in Indiana, it was off to Chicago. The day started bright and early at the Chicago Cultural Center, and it was a great morning for us. Michelle Boone, commissioner of the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and...
Here I am during our hard hat tour of the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture with (l-r) renowned master printer Joe Segura, Gil Cardenas, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. (And that's Angela Butiste from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and my wife Debby just behind us.)...
Alaska Arts Southeast, which runs the acclaimed Sitka Fine Arts Camp each summer, received a 2011 Our Town grant to support the Sitka Festival of the Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences. Photo by Jayleen Beedle Today we announced the second round of Our Town grantees ! I'm excited about...

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