Monthly Archives: March 2009

We at WolfBrown have been saddened to note the imminent passing of an organization with which we have had a long and happy acquaintance. As of April 1st the Fund for Folk Culture will close its office in Austin, Texas … Continue reading

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Reconstruction: it is easy – maybe far too easy – to think about rebuilding Iraq largely in terms of bricks and mortar or governance and elections. But poetry also turns out to be a major force, reconnecting people to an … Continue reading

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Museums & Society 2034: Trends and Potential Futures is a discussion paper written by Reach Advisors and commissioned by the Center for the Future of Museums. It provides a tantalizing look at some profound economic and demographic trends and how … Continue reading

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The concept of “creative economy” has been embraced by a wide spectrum of advocates, from artists and cultural organization representatives to mayors and policy makers interested in urban revitalization. The argument is a simple one: attracting a group of highly … Continue reading

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One of the things I love about assessing an initiative is hearing stories that, taken together, offer up a richly textured and meaningful narrative. One I encountered recently speaks volumes about the lifelong impact that studies are likely to have … Continue reading

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Some nonprofit executives, though concerned about the overall state of the economy, seem relatively unfazed by the impact of the stock market collapse on their endowment funds, perhaps assuming that eventually “whatever goes down must come up.” Their relative complacency … Continue reading

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The arts community has struggled with the challenge of communicating the value of the arts. While still believing in “arts for art’s sake,” arts advocates have felt compelled to make a series of arguments about economic impact, translating outcomes from … Continue reading

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I was researching artist services for a client recently when I came upon a site called GYST-Ink, which offers just what I was looking for. What was most interesting to me was the very sophisticated “professional practice” software designed specifically … Continue reading

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