"Creative place-making is of relevance to anyone in the arts community only in so far as that community is interested in engaging with the world around them. Arts organizations and artists can choose to work in their own communities without intersecting with the greater world. But when they go beyond the confines of the studio or the stage, they can have broader and more profound impacts." NAMAC 2012 Conference guest blogger, Ima Musing, sat down with a featured conference plenarian, Gülgün Kayim, to discuss her thoughts on creative placemaking and the role of the arts in civic life.
NAMAC's Executive Director, Jack Walsh, and Policy Strategist, Belinda Rawlins, came together from their respective west and east coast offices to attend Arts Advocacy Day 2012 in Washington, DC.
From Americans for the Arts:
The Walberg amendment to H.R. 2584, the House Interior Appropriations bill that would have cut an additional $10.6 million from the National Endowment for the Arts failed 240-181 earlier today. All 185 Democrats present voted against the amendment and 55 Republicans joined them.
Picture it: High school visual arts class, sophomore year. A 'C+' on my coil-technique clay plot. A 'C+’: do they even give those in art classes?!