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Arts News Digest – March 14, 2018

Photo by David A Lee/Courtesy Modernism Week ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Attendance up 30% at Modernism Week; revenue tops $47 million (The Desert Sun) Modernism Week attendance soared 30 percent this year, attracting almost 126,000 people and generating about $47.25 million in revenue throughout much of the Coachella Valley. LA Times Architecture Critic Leaving For City…

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Arts News Digest – Feb. 13, 2018

ARTS ISSUES & MANAGEMENT Should museums have free admission? (Arts Journal) Michael Rushton, who teaches arts administration at Indiana University and edits the Journal of Cultural Economics, attempts to answer the question. Trump proposes elimination of NEA (California Desert Arts Council) The Trump Administration released its 2019 budget proposal, which seeks to eliminate the National…

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Arts News Digest – Jan. 2, 2018

Recommended reading for art and culture professionals in the Coachella Valley and beyond.   ARTS MANAGEMENT Facebook Ends Transaction Fees for Donations (Chronicle of Philanthropy) Facebook will eliminate its 5 percent transaction fee for charitable donations made on the site, putting millions of additional dollars, and potentially much more, into the hands of nonprofits.  …

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Arts News Digest – December 2017

Recommended reading for art and culture professionals in the Coachella Valley and beyond.   ARTS MANAGEMENT How the Arts Power Communities (Americans for the Arts) The arts keep residents and their discretionary dollars close to home and also attract visitors who spend money and help local businesses thrive. Read the key findings of Arts &…

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Creative Placemaking, Part 2: How to Get Started

We want strong, healthy communities in the Coachella Valley, and Ben Stone of Smart Growth America insists we’ll build them on art and culture. “I can’t think of any cities or neighborhoods around the country that are models of smart, inclusive development that don’t prominently feature the arts,” Stone, director of arts and culture for…

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Students to Learn about Careers in Arts, Media, and Entertainment

About 200 high school juniors and seniors from the Coachella Valley’s three public school districts will meet creative professionals from around the region and learn about different careers in arts, media, and entertainment during a career pathways event Oct. 17 at UCR Palm Desert. A collaborative program of the nonprofit organizations OneFuture Coachella Valley and…

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