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Washington, DC Times Square Fisheye , courtesy of Randy Le'Moine Photography via Flickr What draws young talent to a town or city? Going one step further, what attracts them to a particular zone or neighborhood? The answers, if known, would excite many a corporate recruiter. True, we may never map...
Washington, DC Illustration of some of the thinking tools that artists and scientists share, derived from autobiographical material and interviews with highly creative scientists and artists, from the book Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World¹s Most Creative People by Robert...
Washington, DC Colorful Art , by Leogirly4life via Flickr When we look at the growth of not-for-profit arts organizations---particularly of performing arts groups---and the declines in attendance over a comparable period, it becomes hard not to declare a state of disequilibrium. As Chairman...
Washington, DC "Power Plug" by Darren Hester via Flickr Last year brought a slew of technological changes for media, entertainment, and popular culture. Apple unveiled both the iPad and a deal to acquire the Beatles’ catalogue, Avatar screened to record audiences, and Facebook got a facelift. For...
Tamejavi is not a word you will find in any English dictionary—or for that matter, a dictionary in any language—but it is a word full of meaning for many in...
Washington, DC By Sarah Sullivan, Senior Research Program Analyst Julieta Venegas performing at SummerStage in Central Park, New York City. Photo by Jack Vartoogian(c)/FrontRowPhoto The NEA recently released a report on outdoor arts festivals in the U.S. The three-volume report, Live from Your...
Washington, DC In case you missed it at the National Council on the Arts meeting last week, here's Ann Markusen presenting her new report (produced with Anne Gadwa) on creative placemaking, commissioned by the Mayors' Institute on City Design. You can download a pdf of the report from our website.
Washington, DC President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Arts and Humanities Act on September 29, 1965. Photo courtesy of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library A Compendium of Statistics on the National Endowment for the Arts on the occasion of its 45th Birthday Forty-five years ago today,...
Washington, DC by Adriene Jenik "Los Altos Story Tree, California" by Wonderlane via Flickr Organizers of the recent National Endowment for the Arts and National Science Foundation summit asked participants to identify in advance and then share with the group their BIG challenges. One challenge...
Washington, DC Digital DNA by Adriana Varella and Nilton Maltz. The seven-foot egg, which is quilted from circuit boards, was a commission by the Palo Alto Public Art Commission. Photo by Wonderlane via Flickr A recent National Science Foundation (NSF)-National Endowment for the Arts workshop...

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