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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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Seniors Flex Creative Muscles In Retirement Arts Colonies

NPR

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Dissatisfied with the opportunities for residents of assisted living facilities to engage in creative pursuits, Tim Carpenter developed senior ‘art colonies’ that provided writing, performance, and visual arts classes. Equipped with studios and a performance space, artists work in the facility an...

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Votería: How One Latino Organization Uses Culture to Engage Voters

Latino Rebels

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Equal Voice Network looked at low voter turnout rates in El Paso and decided that just registering voters wasn’t enough. The coalition developed a creative way to increase education and engagement in local issues: a game. Votería is a play off of Lotería, a traditional Mexican pastime similar to ...

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The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions — And Broken Toilets

Bright Magazine

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In order to create a larger role for aid recipients in conversations about how success and failure are defined for international aid, the What Went Wrong project was founded. People use mobile phones to contact the journalists about a failed aid project, and the journalists gather information abo...

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This National Gallery of Art program helps people with memory loss ‘connect with who they were'

Washington Post

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The National Gallery of Art’s “Just Us” program brings seniors with memory loss symptoms to the museum for ‘meditation’ on paintings. Using the paintings as prompts, visitors are encouraged to react to and interpret what is before them mentally engaging them and providing an opportunity for socia...

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New Philly mural features work by formerly incarcerated artists

Billy Penn

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The mural at Eighth and Callowhill in Philadelphia was created by two formerly incarcerated artists. The work is part of a larger exhibition that brings attention to U.S. criminal justice reform through the artwork of currently and formerly incarcerated individuals.

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URMC artist in residence fights stigmas with portraits

City Newspaper

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Painter and performance artist Charmaine Wheatley creates portraits with the goal of humanizing people with parts of their life that are misunderstood or stigmatized by others. For the “Humanizing is Destigmatizing” project, Wheatley is an artist in residence at the University of Rochester Medica...

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Can Art Heal? How A Lagos Creative Group Is Using Art As Therapy

Nigeria Health Watch

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The pediatric oncology ward at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital is using art therapy to help their patients heal emotionally from treatment. The Arts in Medicine Project utilizes several forms of artistic expression to help patients express their emotions.

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Native American Photographers Unite to Challenge Inaccurate Narratives

The New York Times

Photojournalism / 800-1500 Words

The organization Natives Photograph was founded in order to create accurate, culturally sensitive images of Native Americans as well as support the careers of indigenous photographers.

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A new lick of paint can be all it takes to make cities safer for pedestrians

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Redesigning streets to be more pedestrian-friendly can have big impacts on traffic safety and local business. A fast, easy and cheap way to weigh the pros and cons of such changes is to simply redraw street lines using paint or chalk, then measure public response. After a day-long pilot in Sao Pa...

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