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P.S. ARTS and Tommy Hilfiger Celebrate Launch of Arts Education Program
Oct 18, 2013 0 Comments
The Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is wholly owned by PVH Corp., and P.S. ARTS celebrated the launch of a unique arts education curriculum with a school visit to Walgrove Elementary School by designer Tommy Hilfiger, P.S. ARTS...
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Macy's Offers $100,000 in School Grants to Produce "Yes Virginia, The Musical"
Sep 04, 2013 0 Comments
Macy’s, a 2011 BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America honoree, announced this past month that “Yes, Virginia The Musical” will once again return to elementary and secondary school stages as part of Macy's...
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Ovation Partners with the President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities and Americans for the Arts for the 2013 innOVATION Grants Award Program
Aug 28, 2013 0 Comments
Ovation, America’s only arts network, has partnered with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and Americans for the Arts to introduce the second annual innOVATION Grant Awards Program, which will officially...
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PNC Bank Extends Arts Alive! Program
Aug 16, 2013 0 Comments
PNC Bank, a 2013 BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America honoree, is extending its Arts Alive! program, which awards funds to visual and performing arts programs and organizations in Greater Philadelphia...
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Theatre Arts Education Programs Create Innovative Thinkers and Workers
Aug 15, 2013 0 Comments
A little over a year ago, National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) announced the launch of Impact Creativity, a three-year, $5 million effort to secure the funding of education programs at our 19 theatres. Together, these theatres...
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Why Philanthropy Should Steam Ahead and Support the Creative Economy
Jun 07, 2013 0 Comments
When I was a college student in the 60s we thought ourselves intellectual, political and even somewhat evolved. A widely acknowledged putdown of college athletes oft heard was that their course load included Basket Weaving 101...
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Closing the Creativity Gap One Voice at a Time
Jun 04, 2013 0 Comments
On May 23, the creative multimedia work of over 100 students from the Salt Lake City Area was showcased thanks to the Adobe Foundation and its global initiative Adobe Youth Voices. Spanning serious topics such as local refugee...
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The Creativity and Commerce Conundrum
May 30, 2013 0 Comments
Business in America knows well that we have entered the Age of Innovation. This became evident to attendees putting together a California “Blueprint for Creative Schools” meeting in Fresno California recently.   Business knows...
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CEO Offers 3 Principles Regarding Arts Support
May 07, 2013 0 Comments
(Photo used with permission from TheSpectrum.com)   Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Zions Bank is a living example of how arts and business partnerships can thrive. The Zions Bank St. George Financial Center has long been...
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A New Trend: Business Schools & Corporate Art Collections
May 02, 2013 0 Comments
In a recent development in the corporate art world, many of the most important business colleges and schools are now collecting art and using it as a learning tool.   As I was updating the information for the new 2013 edition...
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Yo-Yo Ma Urges “STEAM” to Drive the Nation’s Workforce
Apr 12, 2013 0 Comments
On Monday, April 8, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma was the guest speaker at Americans for the Arts’ annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy at the Kennedy Center in D.C. The Lecture was the kick-off for Arts Advocacy...
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The Marriage of Arts, Economics, & Education
Mar 04, 2013 0 Comments
The NABE Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), and Americans for the Arts will present Paul Vancea with the the 2013 NABE Foundation Americans for the Arts Scholarship Award...
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Turning STEM into STEAM
Feb 14, 2013 0 Comments
For years, educators have been focusing on STEM education—science, technology, engineering and mathematics. However, there is a new national movement aiming to add an A—as in arts—into the STEM plan, thus turning STEM education...
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Local Business Woman Makes Dreams Come True
Jan 17, 2013 0 Comments
Debbie Blais, founder, owner and operator of Debbie Blais Real Estate and Blais Builders, is giving the gift of the arts to a few lucky students.  Inspired by one of her favorite Henry David Thoreau quotes, "Go confidently in...
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