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Image courtesy of Pixeltown In part two of our series catching up with the finalists of the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge, we're heading to the City of Brotherly Love where Art Attack is mentoring the next generation of arts journalists while broadening the scope of the city...
This week's podcast introduces a little-known story about the arts and disaster recovery. Last autumn, Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeastern region of the United States, with New York City and surrounding areas hit particularly hard. Thousands of people were evacuated as their homes were...
"You can't separate the city from the arts, it's all part of the same passion." --- Jennifer Conlin, CriticCar On April 19 of last year, the NEA and the Knight Foundation announced the three finalists of the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge . Each of the finalists...
Here's Senator Whitehouse welcoming everyone to the grants workshop and introducing me. Photo courtesy of the office of Senator Whitehouse. When I told a friend of mine I was heading to Providence, her eyes lit up. "It's always been a dream of mine to go to Providence," she said...
Charles Ahovissi, founder of African Culture Connection (ACC), and ACC youth participant Victoria Beaugard accept a 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama. Photo by Steven E. Purcell When Charles Ahovissi emigrated from Benin, West Africa, to Omaha,...
At yesterday's National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, First Lady Michelle Obama stands with Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando. The group is the performing ensemble of the Mariachi Masters Apprentice Program, a 2012 NAHYP Award honoree. Photo by Steven E. Purcell For most musicians,...
"Chicago Theatre, State Street" by Kevin Dooley "Communities need artists and artists need communities to mutually inspire and create spaces for true discourse that can lead to positive change." --- Deepa Gupta New National Council on the Arts member Deepa Gupta lives in Chicago...
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...
Here I am warming up the crowd to hear from (l-r) Bob Morrison, Ayanna Hudson, Clement Price, and the other panelists for our great arts education conversation in Newark. Photo by Daniel Hedden, courtesy of NJPAC Last week I made an official visit to New Jersey. I took the train from Penn Station...

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