LA County Home to US’s First Green Certification for Arts Orgs

LA County Home to US’s First Green Certification for Arts Orgs

Thu, 08/02/2012 (All day)

Arts:Earth PartnershipWhen Joel Shapiro and Justin Yoffe oversaw the installation of solar panels on the roof of the Electric Lodge in Venice, California, in 2001, they may not have realized they’d also made the first step in what would become a countywide movement to make the arts into green businesses.

Chicago Releases Cultural Plan Draft

Chicago Releases Cultural Plan Draft

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 9:00am

Chicago Cultural PlanChicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events released a comprehensive, citywide cultural plan draft to guide continued development of the city’s arts and humanities sector. A copy of the plan may be downloaded at Chicagoist.com.

Nonprofit Arts: An Economic Engine for LA

Nonprofit Arts: An Economic Engine for LA

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 8:47am

Americans for the Arts logo

Last month, Americans for the Arts released the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study, which shows Los Angeles’s nonprofit arts community supports 37,000 jobs and generates $1.38 billion of activity in the local economy.

LA County Arts Grants to Support Jobs, Organizations

LA County Arts Grants to Support Jobs, Organizations

Mon, 07/16/2012 - 11:40am
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Los Angeles County Arts Commission logoThe Los Angeles County Arts Commission announced $4.1 million in grants to 175 arts groups throughout the county last week.

Grants range in size from $3,500 to $223,700 and fund organizations in forty-one of Los Angeles County’s 88 municipalities.  Through this program, funding from the Arts Commission will serve an estimated ten million people through July 2013.

Global Concern that Creativity is Suffering at Work and School

Global Concern that Creativity is Suffering at Work and School

Fri, 07/13/2012 (All day)

New findings from the Adobe State of Create Study suggest a global creativity gap in the world’s largest economies: US, UK, Germany, France and Japan. In the survey of 5,000 adults (1,000 per country), responses show that an overwhelming majority feel that unlocking creativity is critical to economic growth also nearly two-thirds feel that being creative is valuable to society but that only 1 in 4 are living up to their creative potential.

Why the Arts Do Not Need to March: Activating Audiences for Advocacy

  

        

 

Abe Flores blogs about why the arts do not need to march.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Better By Design: Art, Narrative, and Creating Patience in Amusement Parks

Charlie with a scrap artist's version of Bumblebee

 

 

 


Charlie Jensen on blogs how creative innovations in amusement park lines leverage creativity to foster happiness and profit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Irvine Foundation Announces $855,000 in Grants to LA County Arts Orgs

James Irvine Foundation Announces $855,000 in Grants to LA County Arts Orgs

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 12:18pm

the James Irvine FoundationThe James Irvine Foundation announced grants totaling $855,000 to six Los Angeles County arts organizations whose work “hold[s] significant promise for the future of the arts nationwide, particularly as they lead the way in exploring how best to adapt to demographic and technological shifts.”

Observations of an Artist: The Creative Economy is Beneficial for Everyone!

                A new support system developed for my pursuits in the arts after I obtained my bachelors.  The small businesses where I had frequented begun to allow me to publicly display and sell my paintings.  The amazing part was that my painting sold!  Local residents identified with t

Arts & Business in a Rural Community

Lauri Sturdivant, Executive Director of Siskiyou Arts Council

    

  

 

 

Guest blogger Lauri Sturdivant describes how a rural California county developed a successful arts & business partnership.