Archive for the ‘Reading Room’ Category

Reading Room: Artist as Leader Conversations

Reading Room: Artist as Leader Conversations
www.uncsa.edu/kenan/artist-as-leader/

Through a series of interviews, the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts invites artists with diverse careers and experiences to reflect on how the creative process has helped them develop attributes of leadership such as vision, empathy, authenticity, persistence, patience, as well as the ability to listen deeply and to empower others.

Reading Room: Ten 2020 Trends that Will Impact the Arts

Reading Room: Ten 2020 Trends that Will Impact the Arts

Americans for the Arts staff put our heads together to come up with 10 big trends that we think are worth paying attention to this year. Some of them you’ll surely already know about — it is an election year, after all! But others may surprise you.

Source: Americans for the Arts
Link:
www.americansforthearts.org/sites/default/files/TenTrendstoWatchin2020.pdf

Reading Room: The Case for Arts Integration

The Case for Arts Integration

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) presents “The Case for Arts Integration,” a tool for connecting across campus, outlining the “what,” “why,” and “how” of arts integration. While this book shows how arts integration can function on campus, and its range of impacts, the case it makes is broad and all-encompassing. Each university will want to define what arts integration looks like for them and how it fits into their unique cultural landscape.

Source: a2ru
Link: www.a2ru.org/projects/the-case-for-arts-integration/

Reading Room: Presentations from the 2019 Creative Capital Artist Retreat

A central part of the Creative Capital Award, the retreat is an intensive week-long gathering designed to help artists develop their ambitious and forward-thinking new work. The retreat centers around artists presenting their works in progress to a group of experts and supporters from all creative disciplines who can help make their visions a reality. These presentations cover a broad range of genres and subjects, from poetry dedicated to extinct species, a puppet installation imagining the legacy of plastic, to a performance exploring a personal connection to the trans-Atlantic slave trade — all representing a diversity of work by some of the most groundbreaking artists in the country.

Source: Creative Capital
Link: creative-capital.org/2019/10/01/watch-presentations-from-the-2019-creative-capital-artist-retreat/

Reading Room: MAP Fund Grantees 2019

Reading Room: MAP Fund Grantees 2019

This exceptional group of grantees is grappling with the most difficult and joyous aspects of creating and living in the United States today. At a time of deep division, the grantees propose to interrogate marginalizing structures in the United States while asserting new possibilities for thriving interdependence. Each approach is distinctive. Some will employ performance practices like processions as a strategy for transforming spaces with racist histories, such as contentious borders, waterways, or landmarks. Others will consider collective and individual rebuilding by generating shared rituals, dances, and songs in celebration of life. From exploring the mental health of firefighters in Detroit, to surfacing larger psychological ramifications of border politics for immigrants, each grantee asks: What does meaningful care for people and the environment look like?

Source: MAP Fund
Link: mapfundblog.org/2019-map-fund-grantees/

Reading Room: Creative Capital On Our Radar

Reading Room: Creative Capital On Our Radar

On Our Radar 2019 features noteworthy projects in all disciplines that advanced to the final round in the competitive selection process for the Creative Capital Award. During each award cycle, Creative Capital has the great privilege of learning about a wealth of exciting artists’ projects. By promoting projects “on our radar” to our community of people who are passionate about the arts, we can forge connections that lead to new support and collaborative opportunities.

Source: Creative Capital
Link: creative-capital.org/on-our-radar/