Eyes On A Singular Prize

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The 5/29/2017 edition of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an article by Corinne Ramey that examines a program from Carnegie Hall that takes music into New York’s juvenile-justice. What’s particularly interesting is Carnegie’s decision to go beyond simply performing and engage participants. Carnegie began its justice-system programs in 2009, as part of broader outreach work in homeless shelters, nursing homes and correctional facilities. Initially, participants watched performances, but staff realized …

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Bad Popup. Look At What You Did!

Bad Popup

Website popups. Arts marketers use them to gather much needed patron contact info but they can do more damage than good when applied in a ham-handed way. If you’ve been willing to run that risk, you should know that Google decided to make you an offer you can’t refuse in order to get you back on the right path. Simply put, google is starting to ramp up search rank penalties if …

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Happy Memorial Day!

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Whether you’re home all day enjoying the holiday with family and friends or your orchestra is putting on a performance today, try to take a few moments to remember the reason for the holiday. Band Facts

Questionable Management Spurs Police Investigation In Glenwood Springs, CO

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Fictional devo staffers, imaginary grant writing software, and a lack of annual audits are only part of the concerns that ultimately led the Glenwood Springs police to investigate the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts (GSCA) finances. The 5/22/2017 edition of the postindependent.com published an article by Ryan Summerlin that reports on the latest in suspected governance fail and possible criminal behavior. The investigation centers on management practices of former executive …

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No Surprise: Trump Administration Still Wants To Eliminate The NEA. Here’s What You Can Do About It

Trump: Get The F!ck Out

Although it’s been rumored for months that the Trump administration was planning on proposing a budget that eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), it is now official. The “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” calls for eliminating the NEA along with steep cuts in the Education Department for arts based education initiatives. If you come across any blowback to the notion that Trump’s budget doesn’t …

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