This week in the Saturday Spotlight, we’re happy to be blue.
Archive: 'Arts Funding or Budgets'
On Tuesday, Marketplace aired its annual piece on the year’s philanthropy buzzwords, declaring that 2009 was “the year where necessity was the mother of social innovation.” Listening to terms like “impact investing” and “B corps” was inspiring: making a serious business out of doing good is a trend! But I also felt a disconnect – [...]
North Texas is the land of splashy charity benefits. For a good cause, we’ll dress up and dance at any party. But in the past decade, homegrown benefits have sprouted up that have found local artists and musicians banding together to contribute their own work for charities.
Arts management is often as exciting as an accounting lecture or — given our grim economic realities — a report on the great investment prospects the Hindenburg is offering. But Michael Kaiser is a different kettle of fiscal priorities. He’s actually rather inspiring. President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Kaiser [...]
The Culture Monster blog for the LATimes reports that tomorrow the National Endowment for the Arts will present a live, daylong webcast of its Cultural Workforce Forum. [An] assortment of academics, federal bureaucrats, and staffers from private think tanks and research organizations will assemble in Washington, and in cyberspace at www.nea.gov. They’ll attempt to elucidate, [...]
In the Saturday Spotlight, we’re searching for talent in Grand Prairie.
At the moment, because performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and rehearsals for A Christmas Carol are overlapping, the Dallas Theater Center is currently employing 39 actors. And all of them seem to be local.
From the Chronicle of Higher Ed: A compromise spending bill approved by Congressional negotiators on Tuesday sets the 2010 fiscal-year budgets for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts at $167.5-million each, a $25-million total increase over the appropriations for the two endowments in 2009. The National Endowment for [...]
POWER IN NUMBERS: If you play in a band, and no one ever hears you, do you really have a band? That’s a question that Fort Worth musician Matt Skates has certainly pondered. He’s played with more than a dozen current and former bands, so he knows that all the practice in the world is [...]
Do you have health insurance? Do you want it? Many folks in our creative community- actors to gallery owners, fashion designers, authors, filmmakers, painters – are uninsured or underinsured . But now a group is calling for artists to stand together to change that. Of course, they’re doing it in a fun and funky [...]