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The Classrooms Hidden in Mumbai's Seams

Bright Magazine

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Educators are bringing the classroom to the thousands of Mumbai’s children out of school — in school buses, treehouses, and beyond—enabling them to receive a quality education despite their poverty.

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For Healthy Aging, a Late Act in the Footlights

The New York Times

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EngAGE is a program that funds alternative housing for low-income older people in California. They offer recreational classes that help keep people mentally and physically young.

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Kindergartens Ringing the Bell for Play Inside the Classroom

The New York Times

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As American classrooms have focused on raising test scores in math and reading, an outgrowth of the federal No Child Left Behind law and interpretations of the new Common Core standards, even the youngest students have been affected, with more formal lessons and less time in sandboxes. Washington...

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How Seattle Got Its (Arts) Groove Back

Bright Magazine

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Arts education programs in the United States are subjected to cutting for maintaining tight school budgets. Technology sectors in Seattle seek professionals who have been trained in problem solving skills and innovative idea generation. In response, Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Office ...

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Program offers artists low rent in exchange for free community classes

Palm Beach Post

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West Palm Beach’s arts community attracts many artists and performers; however, the rent to live in the most culturally rich neighborhoods is high. Moreover, if the rent is priced outside of what artists can afford, talent and innovation may decline. Local partnerships devoted to redevelopment an...

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Harnessing art to spur entrepreneurship in Live6

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The Live6 area is home to a robust cultural and creative community. And with an increase in development, there's opportunity for artists and institutions to tap into that energy to spur growth.

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Americans want fewer prisoners. What's art have to do with it?

Generocity

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"Songs in the Key of Free" is a program in a Pennsylvania prison brings together inmates to play music and write songs that they perform inside, while professional musicians also play the songs in venues outside prison. The program is just a year old and is based on a successful theater program i...

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Two Old Theaters, One New North Shore

WNYC

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To help develop the arts scene and also increase economic development in the North Shore area of Staten Island, one family formed a non-profit organization to renovate the St. George Theatre and build it up as a revitalized performing arts space. Since 2004 when the theatre was reopened, the are...

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Cleveland Museum of Art wins grants to diversify majority white leadership in art museums

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

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In order to address the lack of diversity among mid- and senior-level art museum management, the Cleveland Museum of Art received a $750,000 grant from the Ford Foundation. Initiatives implemented as part of this grant include a Curatorial Arts Mastery Program, research residencies, apprenticeshi...

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High Museum leads way in diversifying museum audience

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Atlanta’s High Museum has taken a multi-faceted approach to diversifying the demographics of museum visitors as well as museum staff. These include internal and external focus groups, curatorial fellowships, a simple price structure, and inclusion and diversity advisement.

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