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Connie Martinez, the new CEO of Silicon Valley Creates (SVCreates) -- a merger of Arts Council Silicon Valley and 1stACT Silicon Valley, says that while the arts are highly valued, it is the large A--the elitist A-- that entrepreneurs living in the Valley reject. It simply doesn't fit with who they are or what they believe in.
Thomas Sudhof, who shares this year's Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology, told The Lancet in August 2010 that he owes his powers of analysis and concentration to studying a musical instrument.
Can theater help solve California's prison overcrowding crisis? The answer is yes.
If bureaucrats and billionaires really want to "disrupt" the traditional educational model, they should forget iPads and Androids. Instead, put a piano in every classroom and make piano lessons part of teacher training. Imagine an educational model in which music, dance and drama are part of every lesson. Imagine students singing about math properties, taking history from the page to the stage, dancing their way through the Constitutional Convention and the Lewis and Clark expedition, acting out scenes from novels, borrowing from Tom Lehrer and singing the periodic table of elements.
Art isn't only a form of therapy for veterans; some just want to express themselves. Expanding opportunities for veterans in creative fields would benefit them and the art world.
“Museum designers have used a great deal of imagination, much more than is required by law, and do remarkable things,” said Lex Frieden, a professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and director of one of the regional centers to help compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
California taxpayers who want to donate to arts education in the public schools will again be able to do so by checking off a box on income tax forms starting with the returns they’ll be filing next year to pay state taxes on their 2013 earnings.
Arts advocates are hoping a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday will give California arts education a boost. The law will allow Californians to make tax deductible donations to arts education.
Do we really need more people who are good at memorizing answers to questions and feeding them back?
Strong causal relationships do in fact exist between arts education and a range of desirable outcomes.
Good news for parents: Those pricey piano lessons or random toy parts littering your floors may one day lead to the next scientific breakthrough.
The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission has announced the grant recipients of its Fall 2013 Community Arts Enrichment Grants cycle.
The California Arts Council voted this week in Los Angeles to support of five new programs and initiatives to be funded by one-time support from the California State Assembly.
The California Arts Council, the agency behind state government’s arts grants, is putting down most of its chips from a one-time, $2-million funding windfall on several new bets involving arts education and community improvement through the arts.
If artists make more than three times the percentage from concerts as they do from recordings, does it matter if people are stealing their recordings?
The California Arts Council is funding new public school, youth, and community-building arts programs with an unexpected $2 million donated by State Assembly Speaker John Perez from a pot of state funds under his control.
The Lake County Arts Council recently received confirmation from the California Arts Council that it is one of 51 local art agencies to receive funding through the State-Local Partnership Program.
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California has more art-related businesses and more people employed in the creative industries than any other state! Yet, when it comes to funding for the arts, California ranks last.
California Arts Council Funds Mariposa County Arts Council and 50 Other Local Arts Agencies Through the State-Local Partnership ProgramSierra Sun Times
The California Arts Council announces the 2013-14 State-Local Partnership Program grantees.
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and National Endowment for the Arts Release Preliminary Report on Impact of Arts and Culture on U.S. EconomyNational Endowment for the Arts
This is the first federal effort to provide in-depth analysis of the arts and cultural sector's contributions to current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of the final dollar value of all goods and services produced in the United States.
Santa Rosa residents involved in the city’s arts community are being encouraged to apply for two open seats on the Arts in Public Places Committee.
The science behind art therapy and Alzheimer's.
In Art As Therapy, the authors have suggested that art can repair our psychological frailties in a number of key ways.
Belting out classic numbers from hit musicals can boost the brain function of people with Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers who worked with elderly residents at a US care home.
Art can be made from anything, and you don’t have to be formally trained to make art.
Though "Chain Reaction" is now officially considered a city landmark, the controversy surrounding the work has put public art at center stage of public discussion in Santa Monica.
The boring metal boxes are everywhere -- necessary but often hideous. Santa Ana's new initiative will camouflage these public eye sores in creative and fun ways, with the help of their artistic communities, schools or local art organizations.
Palo Alto is on the verge of an artistic renaissance.
Arrive early for your next flight out of the San Diego airport. There's a lot to see.
By an 8-0 vote, with Councilman Pat Burt absent, an enthusiastic council voted last week to create a public-art requirement for new commercial and residential developments.
You can live in a city all your life and only see about 1 percent of its hidden beauty. That's the message one could easily draw from this crowd-sourced caboodle of public art in the Bay Area.
This is a love story involving three hats, one town and the right shade of yellow paint.
Arts supporters celebrated after Brown this month signed the bill restoring a tax form check-off.