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Celebrating STEAM at NASDAQ
Feb 05, 2016 0 Comments
On February 4, 2016, We Connect The Dots–a STEAM education program–joined with Microsoft to ring the opening bell of the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City.   The ceremony celebrated the success of We Connect the Dots, its...
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Feedback Tips From the Metropolitan Opera
Jan 29, 2016 0 Comments
Whether your business is going through an organizational change or focusing on employee performance, setting clear expectations and creating a feedback plan for managers can have a real impact on employee retention. According...
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How is a Rock Band like a Startup?
Jan 27, 2016 0 Comments
Contently cofounder and author Shane Snow has had his fair share of fraught working relationships. Role confusion, disproportionate workloads, and lack of training all hindered his path to rock band stardom. In a Fast Company...
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Neil deGrasse Tyson & David Byrne Discuss Arts' Impact on Creativity, Tourism & More
Dec 17, 2015 0 Comments
Did you know that, "the more accomplished a scientist is, the more likely they are to have an artistic hobby?" In fact, according to an article on Priceonomics.com, "Members of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society...
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CEO Shares 6 Ways Dance Helps Him Lead
Dec 03, 2015 0 Comments
Mathew Heggem is a dancer turned CEO of SUM Innovation, a 15 person company that assesses, designs, implements, and manages accounting solutions. After working in the nonprofit world for many years, Matthew changed his career...
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BBVA Compass CEO Advocates for STEAM
Nov 25, 2015 0 Comments
This Thanksgiving, when you're thinking about everything you're grateful for, don't forget to give thanks for your arts education. Many children today do not have access to adequate arts education, which expands creativity and...
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Wells Fargo Contributes to Arts Education in St. Louis
Oct 28, 2015 0 Comments
Wells Fargo’s role as a resource for financial services is rooted in the company’s desire to give back to the communities where its employees live and work. The company’s four key social responsibility focus areas include Arts...
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Executive Perspectives of Arts Engagement and Workforce Skills
Oct 08, 2015 0 Comments
At a breakfast panel forum of business leaders held on October 8, 2015 at the Microsoft Conference Center in New York City, Theatre Forward—a national network of theatres, companies and funders supporting 19 of America’s leading...
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Creativity: A Critical Element in Corporate Innovation
Sep 25, 2015 0 Comments
In 2014, Amelia Gandara helped launch 2015 BCA 10 honoree GE’s FirstBuild, which focuses on creating the next generation of home appliances, and she now serves as the Director of Commercialization and Engagement for EnterpriseCorp...
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Poets’ Precision Helps Future Physicians
Sep 22, 2015 0 Comments
In an essay published in July 2015’s Academic Medicine, Dr. Caroline Welbery and Dr. Rebecca McAteer of Georgetown University School of Medicine make a case for incorporating the arts into medical school curriculum. Their research...
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DollarDays International CEO on the Value of Arts Education
Sep 16, 2015 0 Comments
Happy Arts in Education Week! In a recent Huffington Post blog, Marc Joseph, CEO/President and Founder of DollarDays International, a wholesale distribution company, discusses the importance of arts education for developing critical...
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JetBlue’s Book Vending Machine Program Takes Off in D.C.
Sep 08, 2015 0 Comments
As we get ready for Arts in Education Week next week, here's a great story about how Jet Blue is encouraging students in underserved communities to engage with literature.   In 2011, JetBlue launched Soar with Reading, a cause-...
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Partners in Paint
Aug 21, 2015 0 Comments
Each year, Americans for the Arts honors the best businesses partnering with the arts in America through the BCA 10 awards. This summer, two of our previous honorees, Golden Artist Colors, Inc. (BCA 10 2012) and Scholastic Inc...
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"It Takes a Village..." Why Aetna Supports STEAM Education
May 21, 2015 0 Comments
On May 7, 2015, Americans for the Arts attended a STEAM Assembly in New York City hosted by VH1 Save the Music, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring music programs in America’s public schools and raising awareness...
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