Monthly Archives: February 2013

Michelle Obama’s Bully Pulpit

“every day through engagement in the arts, our children learn to open their imaginations to dream just a little bigger and to strive every day to reach those dreams.” The numbers aren’t in yet, but it is estimated that a … Continue reading

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Diversity, Equality, Bus Lanes, and Arts

I had the opportunity to hear urban theorist and former mayor of Bogotá Enrique Peñalosa speak this week about his vision for more sustainable and egalitarian cities.  He is a public transportation and urban greenspace evangelist.  One of the basic … Continue reading

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Keeping Art at the Center

I received a writing prompt recently from actor/writer/artist Aaron Landsman who is spending some time on my campus developing his new collaborative and socially engaged performance work City Council Meeting: “how do you be an arts entrepreneur without losing sight … Continue reading

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My Big Tent

In my role as the publisher and co-editor of the only US journal in the field of arts entrepreneurship, Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, I have the opportunity to discuss — and argue with — a wide … Continue reading

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Catch 23 in Kansas

Wichita Public Radio did a story this week* about the before-and-after effects of the decimation and then partial restoration of the Kansas Arts Commission, now the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission.  The change is not just rhetorical.  The piece lists … Continue reading

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