Over the past couple of decades, the National Endowment for the Arts has been dutifully tracking the gradual decline in attendance at cultural events. As part of a series of reports released on Monday, the federal agency decided to augment its latest update (spoiler alert: The situation is getting worse) by focusing on two key questions: How many people seriously have considered attending a play, concert, or art exhibit, only to finally pass? And why did they end up staying home?
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2015 is the year that the NEA will celebrate its 50th Anniversary, and it has us thinking about where we've been and where we are going with arts-based community development in this country. Today is an especially good day to talk about this topic as it marks the release of an important series of essays on the field from the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank (SFFed). The Community Development Investment Review, co-edited by the NEA's new Senior Deputy Chairman Laura Callanan, includes articles and case studies by the NEA and some leading thinkers from the arts- and place-based fields. What most excites us about the new issue of SFFed’s journal is that some of the articles are by true leaders of the community development fields, including Xavier Briggs from the Ford Foundation and Ben Hecht from Living Cities. To have these incredibly respected voices writing about the importance of artists to communities is a breakthrough and a great kick-off to 2015 and the next 50 years of creative placemaking.
Regina Klenjoski Dance Company is seeking a Yoga/Pilates instructor to join our Education Division Faculty in Torrance, California.
REDCAT is accepting proposals for original performance works for the 2014 New Original Works Festival.
Invertigo Dance Theatre is accepting applications for an interim Managing Director to help with the organization’s operations and programming while the Executive Director is on leave. This temporary position will start in early March 2015 and will conclude in late July 2015.