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October 10, 2018

South Carolina, Michigan: Capacity Building through Cohort Learning

One way state arts agencies can foster the capacity of arts leaders and arts organizations is by harnessing the power of cohort learning. This approach—based on the active and interactive dynamics of group learning—fosters community, creativity and leadership skills as a pedagogical strategy. In this way, cohort learning facilitates ongoing supportive relationships that both reinforce…

October 10, 2018

Maine: Dynamic Apprenticeship Programs

Master blacksmith Douglas E. Wilson with Craft Apprentice James Crawford in Wilson’s forge in Little Deer Isle, Maine. Photo by Michael Wilson Many state arts agencies support cultural traditions and the artists who propagate them through an apprenticeship program. Such programs, as the Maine Arts Commission (MAC) demonstrates, can be adapted…

September 11, 2018

Alabama, Delaware, Montana, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island: Arts Shine at Governors' Inaugurations

Governors’ inaugurations are not only celebrations of the democratic process and affirmations of policy visions, but also opportunities for states to showcase their greatest assets, such as prominent artists and cultural traditions. State arts agencies are poised to contribute to inauguration ceremonies and festivities in ways that harness the arts in honor of public service,…

August 8, 2018

Rhode Island: GiveMe5

High school students coach middle school filmmakers during a GiveMe5 Film Making Lab. Photo courtesy of Maggie Anderson An interagency collaboration in the Ocean State supports a multifaceted approach to media arts education that foregrounds experiential learning, public presentation and dialogue with creative industry professionals. GiveMe5, sponsored by the Rhode Island…

August 8, 2018

Ohio: ArtsNEXT

ArtsNEXT grantee MorrisonDance employs vertical dance, an innovative style of movement that incorporates climbing, in a performance at Cleveland’s Ingenuity Festival. Photo courtesy of Bob Perkoski Photography ArtsNEXT is a forward-thinking funding program of the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) designed to incentivize innovation and experimentation in Ohio’s arts ecosystem. With grants…

August 8, 2018

Mississippi: Dille Fund for Visual Art Acquisition

Joe Overstreet (born 1933), Laurel, 2002. Oil on stainless steel cloth. Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Partial gift by Joe Overstreet and Corinne Jennings, and purchased with funds provided by Sanderson Farms, the Katherine Loyocano McCravey Fund and the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Dille Fund for Visual Art Acquisition,…

July 10, 2018

Washington: Center for Washington Cultural Traditions

Master traditional Indian artist Deepti Agrawal will teach her apprentice Rohini Mathur the classical visual Indian art of Madhubani painting under the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions Master Apprenticeship Program. All masters and apprentices in the program will attend a job skills-building workshop, in collaboration with the nonprofit Artist Trust. Photo…

July 10, 2018

Missouri: Minority Arts Grants

Grantee Gitana Productions presents and creates multicultural music, dance and drama, such as “New World,” a one-act play about the true stories of three refugee women who came to St. Louis from Afghanistan, Bosnia and the Republic of the Congo. Photo courtesy of Gitana Productions An effective way state arts agencies…

July 10, 2018

North Dakota: Governor's Photo Contest

“The Cosmic Connection,” by Daniel Kessel, honorable mention in the Adventure and Recreation category in the 2017 Governor’s Photo Contest The North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest for Travel and Tourism is an annual event that recognizes the creative talent of North Dakotans as well as the natural beauty, abundant wildlife, unique…

June 15, 2018

Indiana: On-Ramp

2018 On-Ramp participants. Photo by Bridget Eckert The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) recently announced the inaugural cohort of 36 artists for its creative-entrepreneurship accelerator program. On-Ramp is designed to help early career artists ramp up their entrepreneurial journey, move faster toward their business goals and navigate professional challenges on the way.…

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