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When Positive Thinking Causes Unnecessary Stress

According to behavior blog Psychology Today, the culture of positive thinking creates a lot of undue stress by making us think that every negative situation must be turned into a positive situation. Avoiding "good" and "bad" label...more

education   Apr 6, 2010 • Views:10839 • Comments: 4


President Barack Obama - Fact Sheet for the Arts

Our nation’s creativity has filled the world’s libraries, museums, recital halls, movie houses, and marketplaces with works of genius. The arts embody the American spirit of self-definition. As the author of two best-selling books –...more

advocacy   education   Apr 3, 2010 • Views:21825 • Comments: 3


Third Day of NPAC Caucuses

Welcome back to the third day of the NPAC Caucuses! Under the guidance of AmericaSpeaks, we are following Jim Collins’ advice, taking a disciplined approach to identifying common goals and a clear vision of a vital performing arts community. ...more

technology   education   advocacy   Apr 1, 2010 • Views:23680 • Comments: 0


Radical Ideas from Beyond the Border

Radical Ideas from Beyond the Border Friday, June 13, 1:30pm-3:00pm Celebrate the innovative work being done in other countries by our speakers. Each one has introduced bold strategies that establish the arts at the center of community life. Me...more

artists   diversity   education   Apr 8, 2010 • Views:20274 • Comments: 2


Assessing the Field's Capacity for Collective Action

Report of the 2008 I-DOC Team The National Performing Arts Convention in Denver was an extraordinary convening, designed specifically to build community and define collective goals for the performing arts field. Through its process, professionals fr...more

advocacy   Apr 15, 2010 • Views:7755 • Comments: 2


Guiding Principles for Collective Action

Guiding Principles for Collective Action in the Performing Arts The overarching goal of the 2008 National Performing Arts Convention was to increase the capacity of the performing arts sector to act more effectively as a community. This goal was c...more

advocacy   Apr 15, 2010 • Views:8862 • Comments: 1


Facebook: How the Timesuck Will Save Us All

Trustee Spotlight Facebook: How the Timesuck Destroying the English Language Will Save Us All By Sydney Skybetter   “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”    -- Arthur C. Clarke, Profil...more

technology   Apr 15, 2010 • Views:6872 • Comments: 1


General Advocates Congress on Behalf of the Arts

Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster April 13, 2010  The United States government should start thinking of the arts as a tool, if not exactly a weapon, in the nation's military campaigns and diplomatic initiatives, a recently retired ...more

advocacy   artists   Apr 15, 2010 • Views:11651 • Comments: 0


Social Media Revolution

Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, OpenSource, and other social media are revolutionizing the way people communicate. This video produced by the author of Socialnomics detai...more

technology   Apr 15, 2010 • Views:6702 • Comments: 0


Technology Projects

From the League of American Orchestras, here are some featured technology projects, including Second Life orchestras, Internet radio (also known as webcasting), and podcasts. Eric Whitacre’s virtual choir (see video below) combines individua...more

technology   artists   Apr 21, 2010 • Views:9840 • Comments: 0