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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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NYE 2015

I started this blog on New Year’s Eve 2010 to give voice to some ideas that had been percolating about art, creativity, policy, entrepreneurship, and (occasionally) cooking. In this fifth year, Creative Infrastructure sustained a growth trajectory, with about 22,000 … Continue reading

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Saying “YES!”

I wrote a piece last week about saying “no” to unpaid/underpaid artist labor that took off in the inter-webs like a bat out of hell with over 4000 hits/hour at its weekend peak.  I would much rather be remembered as … Continue reading

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Just Say NO!

A first year graduate student in my arts management class presented a paper this week on arts labor economics.  Her undergrad degree was in acting so she had never delved into the topic formally. She certainly understood through anecdotal observation … Continue reading

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[UPDATE: For a long time, this post sat, password protected, largely unread except by a few friends I shared it with. On November 30, 2017, on the heels of almost daily headlines about sexual assault or harassment accusations against famous … Continue reading

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More humanism please

In a recent post on the slate.com site, William Pannapacker cynically writes, “It’s my view that higher education in the humanities exists mainly to provide cheap, inexperienced teachers for undergraduates so that a shrinking percentage of tenured faculty members can … Continue reading

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“Intern” need not be a dirty word

Internships, a form of experiential learning in which a student works in an entry-level capacity at an organization external to the school for little, or more frequently, no, pay, is touted in the pedagogy literature – including some written by … Continue reading

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