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The humanities and the organizations that support them. These stories center on the enjoyment and understanding of the humanities and visual, performing, and folk arts, as well as on organizations that promote the appreciation of historical events. Topics include museums and halls of fame; historic preservation; groups of artists, performers, entertainers, writers, and scholars; and programs that promote artistic and cultural expression.

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Rewriting the narrative

Boulder Weekly

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At the Motus Theater, formerly incarcerated individuals participate in JustUs – a performative program that gives them the space to share their stories. The Boulder-based program aims to complicate the narrative of those that commit crimes, surfacing the systemic, punitive nature of criminal just...

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Public Libraries' Latest Offering: Musical Instruments

Next City

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Instrument rentals help to address a gap in privilege. The Central Branch of Brooklyn Public Library in New York City is one of several programs in the US and Canada that loan out musical instruments for free. The program in NYC began with the support of a grant from BKLYN Incubator. Similar prog...

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Art, theatre and clowns: creative cures for dementia

The National

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Connecting with art enriches the lives of patients struggling with dementia and Alzheimers. Across Germany, several programs are using art to stimulate the minds of an aging population. At the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, seniors meet to discuss art pieces that affect them. Elsewhere, in Bonn, t...

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School network takes turbocharged approach to education for refugee students

The Hechinger Report

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Fugees Academy, with schools in Ohio and Georgia, offers specialized and trauma-informed instruction for refugee students. The school aims to get students up to speed with accelerated English instruction.

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Are 'ableist' economies depriving themselves of the purple pound?

Pioneers Post

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Although Indonesia is making efforts to improve disability rights, progress is slow. In the meantime, a group called Economic Empowerment for Entrepreneurs with Disability (EEED) was formed in partnership with the British Council’s DICE (Developing Inclusive Creative Economies) program. Participa...

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Arts Group Evaluates Five Years of Fair-Pay Certification

Next City

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Bringing labor organizing practices to the art world strengthens the fight for equitable pay. Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) provides certification to arts organizations that agree to minimum pay standards. Artists and organizations can use payment calculators on the W.A.G.E w...

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