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Roswell, An Arts Destination: Driving Economic and Social Prosperity

When the economy thrives, people thrive. The economic health of each individual within a given community is crucial to collective and individual success, happiness, and progress. Many people do not think of the arts as a driving economic force. The facts say differently. Nationally, the economic impact of the arts is more than $600 billion

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Why Art is in our Hearts: An Interview with Ann Cramer

“Holistically, analogies can be used to tell the story of how the arts make a difference in communities with statistics and facts to underscore it. It really is quite remarkable,” said Ann Cramer as she shared an insightful story on the true value of art. Did you know we can use our hands to be

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Back to School Special: Is Your Child Being Prepared for a Successful Life?

It’s the relationship between high quality creative learning experiences, which build capacities in our children, and communities. – Big Thought, Dallas Texas After a fun-filled summer, now it’s time for the kids to head back to school. What are you kids doing to prepare for future success in their classrooms? We bring you this blog post about

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Is it a Bridge? Streetlamp? Stairs? Art? It’s Both!

“If the point of transportation planning is to get people to places where they want to be, then most transportation planning should really start with placemaking.”  Constance White 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

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Artists in Residence

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

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Arts Under Attack: Funding for the NEA & Public Broadcasting Threatened

The arts are under threat once again. Funding for two of our most critical national institutions, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Public Broadcasting Service, may be severely diminished or eliminated. Congress established the NEA in 1965 as an independent federal agency and the designated arts organization of the U.S. government.  The NEA is

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Art & the Plight of Personal Privacy

by Rochelle Mucha, PhD, Founder & Chair, Roswell Arts Fund Artists have entered a new realm…they have taken on the onerous task of exposing the many ways our personal worlds are no longer personal, no longer private. Artists have wed technology with their art forms to visually provoke and shock us with this not so

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Celebrating the Art of the Season

By Rochelle Mucha, Founder & Chair, Roswell Arts Fund 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

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