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Cultural Infrastructure, Cultural Districts, and Creative Places

I was excited by the title of a recent post on the Americans for the Arts blog earlier this week.  “Assessing Cultural Infrastructure,” would seem to be right up the alley of my interests in evaluation and creative placemaking, but … Continue reading

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Danger, Will Robinson

As a child, I heard the Robot on “Lost in Space” warning “Danger, Will Robinson, danger, danger!” As an adult, I sometimes find myself in the precarious position of the Robot seeing danger signs before me, but being a human, … Continue reading

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Trial and Error

I usually use my kitchen for cooking and have sometimes written about parallels between my cooking and arts participation.  Recently I’ve started to use my kitchen to experiment with the craft of papermaking.   This started on a whim when I … Continue reading

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Shifting the Level of Analysis

Adrian Ellis wrote a thoughtful and well-reasoned essay for the Grantmakers in the Arts website recently on supply and demand issues in the nonprofit arts sector.  His essay provides enough fodder to feed several months of blog posts, and I … Continue reading

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Kerry’s Question

Kerry Lengel, theatre critic for the Arizona Republic, recently posed the following question to me: “Is the business model for non-profit arts broken? If so, how can it be fixed – or replaced?”  Our phone conversation was focused primarily on … Continue reading

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Shifting Sands

Happy New Year!  I started Creative Infrastructure one year ago yesterday to enter an ongoing conversation about the infrastructure for art, the arts, artistic creativity, and arts education.  Public policy is one element of that infrastructure, and an area of … Continue reading

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Incubating the Incubators

Devon Smith recently visited the ASU campus as part of the p.a.v.e. program in arts entrepreneurship speakers series.  Her visit followed close on the heels of her blog about arts incubators and how they differ from business incubators.  In response … Continue reading

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Urban Density

I considered myself lucky when I flew into New York La Guardia last week from the south.  I like that approach because it takes you right over the whole of NY Harbor with a view of the Statue of Liberty … Continue reading

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Prague, Vienna, and artistic production

In the car today, my son asked, “how much art does an artist usually make?”  We had returned less than 48 hours previously from a ten-day trip to Prague and Vienna, during which my children were exposed to more creative … Continue reading

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Power plays

I’m taking a break from my (not particularly popular) series on the theoretical underpinnings of arguments opposed to government funding for the arts to comment on the recent line-item veto by Kansas Governor Brownback of funding for that state’s arts … Continue reading

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