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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...
Cocoon Jackson, a temporary community sculpture and performance piece in the Art Garden in Jackson, Mississippi. Photo by Julian Rankin
Jackson, Mississippi, is the state's capital and most populous city with a rich sense of history in the arts. It is known as the "City with Soul," a musical Mecca...
Communities throughout the United States have shown time and time again that art is far more than something pretty to listen to, look at, or experience in passing. Rather, when...
Baltimore's Copy Cat Building is arguably the city's most famous artist residence. A former cork-sealing factory, it has informally -- and sometimes illegally -- housed artist live/work space since the...
Idaho's Teton Scenic Byway winds its way from the Snake River toward Ashton through miles of spectacular scenery, including the western ridges of the Teton Mountains. Along the way, travelers...
When Bethlehem Steel shut operations in 1995, the plant that had once been Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's main architect of economy and identity suddenly became its greatest scourge. The city was left...
Cover of Creative Placemaking report
JASON SCHUPBACH: I want to start by paraphrasing your definition of creative placemaking [from the report Creative Placemaking ] because this is the definition that we use here at the...
Sophie (left) and Joanna at the 2012 A Better World by Design Conference. Photo courtesy of conference staff Introduced via song by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) student Andreas Nicholas---a prelude fit for a former Broadway producer---NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman took the stage last weekend...
In this week's podcast, we talk with clothing designer Yeohlee Teng. When Teng heard New York City's mayor announce possible changes in zoning regulations that protect manufacturing space in Midtown Manhattan's Garment District, she got to work. As board member of the Council of Fashion...
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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