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Obama pledges to 're-engage' on Gitmo amid hunger strike

Obama pledges to 're-engage' on Gitmo amid hunger strike | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama – who began his presidency by signing an executive order requiring the closing of the terrorist detention center at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba – pledged Tuesday to renew his efforts to close the facility, where 100...
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'This merging of arts and sciences is really exciting'

'This merging of arts and sciences is really exciting' | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
If Kevin Patton's office in a corner of Benton Hall on the Oregon State University campus seems a little cluttered — a guitar over here, an electronic doodad rigged up by a student for a class over there, a laptop humming away on the desk —...
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Arts Advocates Pleased With House Funding Plan

Arts Advocates Pleased With House Funding Plan | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
LAKELAND | Arts advocates in Polk County are cheering a proposed budget in the Florida House of Representatives that would nearly double funding for arts and cultural organizations.
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Cultural plan for metro area proposed

Cultural plan for metro area proposed | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
Hoping to capitalize on the area’s arts renaissance of the last few years, officials are organizing a five-county regional cultural plan. The idea is to build community and create for assets that foster economic development.
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GM Foundation, Cadillac Help Get DSO to Carnegie Hall

GM Foundation, Cadillac Help Get DSO to Carnegie Hall | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
FOX19, Cincinnati news, weather and sports. Also covering Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties.
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Music therapist advocates for profession

Music therapist advocates for profession | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
The board certified music therapist uses music to reintroduce her clients to language.
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Three area programs deliver music (and more) to kids, in spite of threatened arts budgets

Three area programs deliver music (and more) to kids, in spite of threatened arts budgets | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
The Chorus Project, Girls Rock NC and KidZNotes showcase the range of opportunities and impacts such arts programs can have.
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Arts 'must make economic case'

Arts 'must make economic case' | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
Culture Secretary Maria Miller tells the arts world it must make the case for public funding by focusing on its economic, not artistic, value.
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Paper Mill Playhouse Awarded $20K Grant from NEA

Paper Mill Playhouse Awarded $20K Grant from NEA | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
The Millburn theater will use the money for its sensory-friendly productions.
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In Gritty Sao Paulo, Artists Take To The Streets : NPR

In Gritty Sao Paulo, Artists Take To The Streets : NPR | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
Brazil's largest city is more about business than art. But a new crop of creators — who work in media as different as crochet, graffiti and poetry — is trying to change that by sprucing up public spaces.
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FIA receives $32,000 education grant

FIA receives $32,000 education grant | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
The grant will help children who are part of the Genesee County Head Start program.
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Studying the Arts in Higher Education Creates Artists & Alchemists

Studying the Arts in Higher Education Creates Artists & Alchemists | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
Arts education in our society sometimes gets a bad rap. When I’m speaking with potential students and their families I’m frequently asked questions such as: What do people actually do with a degree...
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Barnes raises ticket prices

Barnes raises ticket prices | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
The Barnes Foundation has increased ticket prices more than 22 percent, from $18 to $22, for most hours of the day, effective May 1. Officials at the gallery on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway said...
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Artists get street smart

Artists get street smart | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
Attendees were treated over the weekend to a firsthand look at some top artists at work during the third annual Kayenta Street Painting Festival.
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Could city's creative placemaking efforts downtown lead to unwanted gentrification? / LJWorld.com

Could city's creative placemaking efforts downtown lead to unwanted gentrification? / LJWorld.com | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
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National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Joan Shigekawa Announces $350,000 in Research Grants

Today National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced $350,000 in NEA support for 17 new research grants that measure different characteristics and contributions of the arts, which the NEA has mapped as a complex, dynamic...
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Not the Picture Picasso Would Have Painted | Politics

Not the Picture Picasso Would Have Painted | Politics | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
A colossal gift from a fabulously rich patron of the arts has the museum world buzzing. But hold the hosannahs. The rich aren’t saving our culture.
Thomas Campbell didn’t have a good week last week. He had a great week.
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Charitable Contributions Continued to Rise in 2012, Survey Finds | PND | Foundation Center

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People protest cuts to Middlesboro choir, art programs

People protest cuts to Middlesboro choir, art programs | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
Dozens of parents, teachers and students in one southern Kentucky school district are making their feelings known regarding certain budget cuts.
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Yo-Yo Ma, former Guns N' Roses drummer call for U.S. arts funding

Yo-Yo Ma, former Guns N' Roses drummer call for U.S. arts funding | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to increase funding for the arts in a year of deep federal budget cuts.
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Fosters.com - Dover NH, Rochester NH, Portsmouth NH, Laconia NH, Sanford ME

Fosters.com - Dover NH, Rochester NH, Portsmouth NH, Laconia NH, Sanford ME | Arts Watch News | Scoop.it
NH guide for Southeast New Hampshire and Southern Maine, including Portsmouth, Rochester, Dover, Sanford and Laconia.
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Albuquerque Film & Media Experience Lands Four World Premieres

Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 The Albuquerque Film & Media Experience (AFME) at Nob Hill has announced four world premieres including Justice Denied, Circle the Wagen, Chasing Moonflowers and Moses on the Mesa to complete an...
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