Infrastructure is the connective tissue of most places. How we get from here to there, whether that journey is five miles or five hundred miles. Today, we are witnessing a trend in transportation departments that places the user’s experience critical to the planning process, a movement to not just build, but build more livable communities with a focus on improved quality of life.
In 2005, Public Art Saint Paul, a private non-profit collaborated with the City to launch the City Artist in Residence Program (CAIR). Artists in Residence are employees of Public Art Saint Paul and work across City agencies. City Ordinance states that artists shall be involved in the design, implementation and integration of art in public projects including preparation of plans by private consultants. The CAIRs presence at the earliest stages of new thinking ensures a systemic impact on the city’s infrastructure, water, forest, daily function and use of public spaces.
Around the globe, people of different countries, cultures, and religions embrace diverse traditions to celebrate holidays in December.
The one constant throughout these celebrations is Art.
Music and song give life to lyrics of faith, hope, and joy. Dance ignites energy and brings people together. Visual art from Pre-K to professional captures images, traditional and expressive.
Something wonderful is happening across our country. Veterans are using theatre to share their experiences.
It is part of the Telling Project, a national initiative to help civilians understand the human toll of military service — something often lost on a society where less than 1 percent of the population has served in the armed forces during recent conflicts. The Telling Project, a nonprofit based in Austin, Texas, is providing a venue for healing, understanding, and acceptance. The Telling Project is part of the National Initiative for Arts and Health in the military and is led by Americans for the Arts.
Over 90% of business leaders claim they cannot find the creative talent they are
seeking to hire. A 2010 IBM survey of 1,500 CEOs from 60 countries and 33 industries worldwide revealed that creativity — more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision — is the most essential leadership skill in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.