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The Higher ED Blog: Newcomers are helping rural communities more than you think

Canada, as we know it today, was built on natural resources. From the early days of fish and beavers to today’s oil and gems, natural More...

How culture and art influence economic development

It’s well know that culture and arts have been used to stimulate the economy. There are numerous creative industries and cultural industries that bring money More...

Downtown West Palm Beach Launches New Arts and Entertainment District

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2014) – The much-anticipated West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E District) will officially launch on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 More...

A new kind of incubator where painters rub elbows with physicists

At Pioneer Works, housed in a renovated warehouse space near Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront, artists and scientist are benefiting from working side by side on a More...

The arts and culture as economic drivers: Ideas and US best practices

A series of reports have focused on the role of cultural resources in advancing economic and broader community development agendas. Rust Belt to Artists Belt: Challenges More...

Arts organizations attract many diverse Canadians

Recent research conducted by Hill Strategies Research offers interesting insights into participation by a range of different categories of arts participants in specific arts activities. There is More...

STEM needs a new letter

Jessica Lahey writes in The Atlantic about the need for creative arts to be included with the STEM quartet. She argues that mathematical understanding is not the More...

Report: Arts, Culture Add $500B to Nation’s GDP

Brett Zonger writes in Time: Business & Money that the United States’ Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts reports a contribution More...

Crowdfunding the arts in South Africa

Leonie Erasmus at BBC News shares an interesting example of crowdfunding being used by a group of South African musicians to finance a series of concerts. Thundafund, More...

A grand idea to revitalize a city, using living art

David Lagé believes that East Buffalo needs a bit of TLC. The Brooklyn-based architect established Terrainsvagues as a type of think-tank for discussions around the plight of vacant More...

Does the art world have a demographics problem?

In story after story after story, one powerfully persistent meme of the 2012 American presidential election was that the GOP faced a significant “demographics problem” in which the growing numbers of former More...