The Creative and Cultural Economy

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An Arts-rich Education Helps Prepare Students for A Changing World

According to a 2001 Harris Poll, an overwhelming majority of
American adults view the arts as vital to providing children with a wellrounded
education, and nine in 10 parents of school-age children oppose
subjecting arts programs to budget cutbacks.

Oakland School for Arts cultivates ambition

For some kids, it has been more than just a school — it has been a lifeline. “This school saved my son’s life,”

Montana makes creative enterprise economic development a top priority

In an unprecedented endorsement of the value of the arts and creativity, the state of Montana is making creative enterprise one of its top priorities for economic expansion in the state.

Native Arts Workshop in Havre Attracts Crowd

In comments, workshop participants said they valued the sharing of
experiences in marketing native arts, the concepts presented and the
presenters’ inspirational approach to their subject matter.

If a City Isn’t Sunny — And Air Conditioned — It Should Be Smart

"Get the smart folks," he says, "and let them figure out what the industries of the future are. Don’t micromanage."

SCOPE Wednesday, February 25 – The Voice of the Missoula Cultural Community

Today is Wednesday, February 25, and on this day in 1804 Thomas Jefferson was nominated for US President at a caucus of 100 “Republican” congressmen. Yes, that party name is correct and was politically correct…

Michigan’s ‘Cool Cities’ Initiative – For Kalamazoo, efforts to be a ‘cool city’ are a solid economic development strategy.

That’s exactly what Gov. Jennifer Granholm wants. And it’s exactly what Kalamazoo wants to see more — places that give people with discretionary income somewhere to spend it, and places that make them want to be in Kalamazoo rather than Ann Arbor or Chicago or anywhere else.

Cities find support of arts boosts jobs, tourism, vitalilty

Studies done in the Cleveland area and Midwestern cities such as Indianapolis, Chicago and Pittsburgh show that the arts generate many millions of dollars.

Montana Committee for the Humanities -February, 2004, E-Newsletter

Welcome to the Montana Committee for the Humanities monthly e-newsletter. Here you will find links to MCH, Montana Center for the Book, and Montana Festival of the Book news, grant guidelines and deadlines, calendar of…

SCOPE for Wed. February 18– The Voice of the Missoula Cultural Community

Today is February 18 and on this day in 1959 over 250 people attended a dinner at the Hotel Florence to celebrate the Missoula premiere of The Hanging Tree, based on the novel of that…