Category Archives: arts infrastructure

What Mr. Rogers Can Teach about Equity Practice

I’ve written about “values” here many times, especially last spring as I was considering a career change that would help me connect more directly to my core values, especially around social equity and integrity. I’ve been thinking about these values … Continue reading

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Reconnecting in Repurposed Buildings

One of the great advantages of “maturing” is that along the way, one’s circle of acquaintances and friends expands and grows to include people near and far. Sometimes, someone you meet through a friend relocates and then you relocate, and … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here

I’m still here. I launched this blog on December 31, 2010 and have written an anniversary post on or near New Year’s Eve each year since. These eight years have seen a lot of change – in the world, in … Continue reading

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#LaborDay Reflection

In 1985, I walked into Pace University, a light plot and section for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof under one arm and an opera score under the other. I waited all day for my turn – I was last … Continue reading

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Working through an idea

Now that I’m almost four weeks in to my new position as Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at Cal State LA, I have some headspace to return to An Ouroboros. I’m working through a thorny section of … Continue reading

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Top 5 Creative Infrastructure Posts of 2017

#1. For the second year in a row, a short piece defining arts incubators was the most popular post on Creative Infrastructure. I first posted “What is an ‘Arts Incubator’?” in 2013 early in my research on the topic, but … Continue reading

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Sharing

Preparation for a recent meeting about a project I’m affiliated with, The Rural Cultural Wealth Lab, got me thinking about the word sharing, or share, or shared. The phrase that jumped out at me had to do with shared values … Continue reading

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Revised Book Proposal

[Now that I’ve written over a third of the book I’ve been working on, I’ve revised the proposal for submission to publishers, and share it here.] Book Proposal: An Ouroboros: Art, Money, and Entrepreneurial Action     Description:     … Continue reading

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Pay Artists!

I recently attended the “Artists Thr!ve Summit” hosted by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. Artists Thr!ve is a rubric, a tool, to help organizations in the arts services sector determine if and to what extent their work supports artists: do … Continue reading

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A *Real* “Sharing Economy”

I heard a co-founder of AirBnB on the TED Radio Hour this morning talking about how his app is part of “the sharing economy.” Apps like AirBnB, Uber, or Lyft, are said to exemplify the so-called “sharing economy” in which … Continue reading

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