Tag Archives: Arts funding

A Pitch Too Far in San Diego

The program I direct, the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship, was fortunate last spring to benefit from a new program of the AZ Commission on the Arts, Art Tank. Modeled loosely after the tv show “Shark Tank,” artists and organizations … Continue reading

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Who Benefits?

Last week, a triptych by Francis Bacon, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud,” sold at auction for $142.4 million, a record auction price.  The seller, an unnamed collector in Rome, gains significantly from the transaction as does the auction house and … Continue reading

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When Either/Or Hits Close to Home

I concluded my recent refutation of Peter Singer’s “Good Charity/Bad Charity” with the assertion “I believe that altruists don’t choose between, they choose both.”  A subsequent experience seemingly refutes but then supports that statement.  A friend, not a particularly close … Continue reading

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Opportunity is Knocking

Bill DeWalt, former (and founding) director of the Musical Instrument Museum, wrote an op-ed piece in the Arizona Republic that delineates the challenges faced by the new arts leaders coming in to replace not only him, but also the leaders … Continue reading

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From Reformation to Aggregation

Two years ago, when Ben Cameron of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation delivered the keynote address at the Second Biennial Pave Symposium on Entrepreneurship and the Arts, and in his Ted talk of 2010, he spoke of the arts being … Continue reading

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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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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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