Monthly Archives: February 2011

Publicly Financed Film Wins Best Picture Oscar!

By the time you read this, you will likely already know that “The King’s Speech” won the Oscar for Best Picture.  What you may not know is that the film was, in part, publicly funded through the UK Film Council. … Continue reading

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Individual Advocacy

In his createquity blog, Ian David Moss wrote “of fostering a sense of shared responsibility among arts advocates in every state for what happens to the arts in every other state.” Of course we need to do so.  But, we … Continue reading

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Kickstarting Entrepreneurial Learning

I met last week with Cindy Au of kickstarter.com, the crowd-sourced financing site for creative projects.  In talking with her about kickstarter’s approach to project selection, I realized that the site is more than just a way for arts entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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American Shame

I was planning to write this week about a productive meeting I had Monday with Cindy Au of kickstarter.com and about how using kickstarter.com and other crowd-sourced financing options “teach” entrepreneurial habits of mind.  But with cuts to the NEA … Continue reading

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Arts Policy: Oranges and Pomegranates

The arts policy conversation was fueled last week by an announcement from the governor of Kansas that the state’s arts commission would cease to be a state agency and by Texas Governor Perry’s statement that the Texas arts commission was … Continue reading

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Dream + Action = ?

There has been a lively online conversation over the past twelve days since Rocco Landesman’s comments about the supply/demand equation for arts organizations.  I’ve read economic arguments from both the left and the right, a reminder of the dearth of … Continue reading

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Jaime’s Elephant

In the midst of the blogosphere’s reaction to Rocco Landesman’s remarks about supply and demand, Jaime Dempsey of the Arizona Commission on the Arts opened the door on an important issue for artists that is too often ignored.  With her … Continue reading

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