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Aug 2010

On August 10th, 2010, The Berkshire Eagle covered Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s speech to a convention of the Massachusetts tourist industry. An excerpt: “Gov. Deval Patrick expressed optimism about the states economy at his tourism round-table discussion Monday, but he added that state tourism and arts organizations such as the Massachusetts Cultural Council were unlikely…

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Aug 2010

PRWeb reported August 3rd, 2010 on creation of a new pilot program to support creation of innovative theater projects. An excerpt: “Rebecca Blunk, executive director of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), announced that NEFA has received a two-year, $2.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to pilot a grantmaking program…

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Jun 2010

Writing for the City Paper June 14, 2010 Maura Judkis highlighted the DC Advocates for the Arts efforts to protect the work of artists in the District of Columbia. An excerpt: “If a gallery goes bankrupt — as businesses are wont to do in these recessionary times — creditors can seize it and all of…

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Jun 2010

Ann Hicks writing in The Greenville News reported on June 12, 2010 that South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has vetoed half of the state’s arts funding. An excerpt: “Gov. Mark Sanford has vetoed more than half of the South Carolina Arts Commission 2010 / 2011 budget, commission Executive Director Ken May told The Greenville News….

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Jun 2010

Received the following email from Clark Ray, candidate for DC City Council – at large. Excerpt: “Knowing of your activism in our city, I wanted to alert you to an important (and fun) gathering. This Saturday, June 12th, hundreds of registered DC Democrats like you will gather for the 2010 DC Democratic State Convention… I…

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Jun 2010

Jonathan O’Connell in the Washington Post reported June 7th, 2010 on the ongoing planning for a film shoot on the mall this summer. An excerpt: “As the story goes, the Transformers — enmeshed in intergalactic battle — traveled from the far-off planet of Cybertron all the way to earth in pursuit of an all-powerful talisman….

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May 2010

WAMU 88.5 FM radio recently reported about the importance of art therapy within mental health services programs. The segment by Rebecca Sheir broadcast on May 7th is entitled, Local Providers Encourage Art Therapy For Youth. Thank you to Ava Spece for sharing. An excerpt: A new study suggests children with behavioral or emotional problems, who…

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Apr 2010

Athena Merritt reported March 29, 2010 in the Philadelphia Business Journal about that city’s investment of $500,000 in stimulus funds for arts related groups. “Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter awarded $500,000 in grants to eight arts-related organizations for capital projects that will create temporary and permanent jobs in the creative sector. The organizations received grants ranging…

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Apr 2010

Writing in the April 4th, 2010 New York Times, Stephanie Stroum reported on the Ford Foundation’s plan to dedicate $100 million to arts spaces over the next decade. Stroum wrote, “Grant applications seeking money to explore and plan for construction and development will be solicited in a request-for-proposal process to be managed by Leveraging Investments…

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Apr 2010

On April 1st, 2010, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty presented his Fiscal Year 2011 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan. The FY 11 budget proposal notes that the arts were cut by almost 60% last year, and proposes an additional cut of 10%+ for FY 11. To download the administration’s proposed budget for the arts, click here….

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