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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:10843 • 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:21831 • 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:23691 • 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:20284 • Comments: 2


Useful Quotes for Arts Advocates

Newly updated in Spring 2012   PDF of Useful Quotes for Arts Advocates Advocacy Tip: A quote from an elected official representing your district or your community’s mayor, or a local business leader can be a smart, effecti...more

advocacy   education   Mar 27, 2012 • Views:656267 • Comments: 4


State Arts Advocacy and Arts Education Web sites

Connect with Your State's Arts Advocacy Organizations and Initiatives     Alabama Alabama Alliance for Arts Education Alaska Alaska Arts Education Consortium Inc. Arizona Arizona Citizens/Action for t...more

advocacy   education   Apr 26, 2010 • Views:15476 • Comments: 0


Invitation to the Party

Invitation to the Party Building Bridges to the Arts, Culture and Community by Donna Walker-Kuhne Acknowledged as the nation’s foremost expert on audience development involving America’s growing multicultural population by the Arts ...more

diversity   education   Apr 27, 2010 • Views:5625 • Comments: 0


The Institute for DIVERSITY in the ARTS

The Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) is an interdisciplinary program in the humanities that involves students in the study of culture, identity and diversity through artistic expression. Our mission is to engage artists, students and the loc...more

diversity   education   artists   Apr 27, 2010 • Views:8869 • Comments: 0


Wolf Trap Offers Internship Opportunities for African Americ

"One of the Best Internships of 2009" — BusinessWeek "One of America’s Top 100 Internships" —The Princeton Review The Wolf Trap Internship Program is designed to provide meaningful hands-on training and...more

diversity   education   Apr 27, 2010 • Views:7301 • Comments: 0


Stanley Fish trumpets a Classical Education

 This is piece in the New York Times covers a lot of ground as it advocates for a classical education. A classical education is very content heavy, and even though Fish could have done a better job of positioning the arts in this context, nevert...more

education   advocacy   artists   Jun 8, 2010 • Views:11903 • Comments: 0