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Don't know if anyone posted this in the past, but this is very timely and eye-opening with what George Will, Andrew Breitbart, and Washington Times has written about the National Endowment for the Arts (non-political supposedly) and meetings with artists/groups about: HEALTHCARE, ART, COMMUNITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND THE STIMULUS.

18 PAGES but a GOOD READ.

1 posted on 09/21/2009 2:59:34 AM PDT by machogirl
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PARTICIPANTS

Participants
• Arnold Aprill, Founding and Creative Director, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE)
• Caron Atlas, Cultural Organizer, Pratt Center for Community Development and State Voices
(Meeting Organizer)
• Judith F. Baca, Founder/Artistic Director of SPARC and the UCLA/SPARC Cesar Chavez Digital/Mural
Lab
• Robert “Biko” Baker, Executive Director, League of Young Voters
• Nick Behunin, HOPE Campaign
• Matthew Brady, Creative Director, Global Inheritance
White House briefing on Art, Community, Social Justice, National Recovery—12 May 2009 Page 16
• Claudine K. Brown, Director, Arts and Culture Program, Nathan Cummings Foundation (Meeting
Organizer)
• Denise Brown, Executive Director, Leeway Foundation
• John Cary, Executive Director, Public Architecture
• Alli Chagi-Starr, Community Partnerships & Events Manager, Green For All
• Jeff Chang, Writer
• William Cleveland, Center for the Study of Art & Community
• Dudley Cocke, Artistic Director, Roadside Theater, Appalshop
• Michelle Coffey, Executive Director, Lambent Foundation, Starry Night Fund Donor-Advised Fund
of Tides Foundation
• Duffy Culligan, The Directors Bureau
• Davey D, Hip Hop historian, Journalist, Deejay, Media and Community Activist
• Milly Hawk Daniel, Vice President for Communications, PolicyLink
• Dee Davis, President, Center for Rural Strategies
• Maria Lopez De Leon, Executive Director, The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
• Amalia Deloney, Activist and Cultural Worker
• Kate Emanuel, Senior Vice President, Non-Profit & Government Affairs, The Advertising Council
• Diane Fraher, Director, American Indian Artists Inc. (AMERINDA)
• Ryan Friedrichs, Executive Director, State Voices
• Rha Goddess, Creative Organizer, 1+1+1=ONE
• Arlene Goldbard, Writer and Speaker (Meeting Organizer)
• James Bau Graves, Executive Director, Old Town School of Folk Music
• Kim Hastreiter, Editor, Publisher and Co-founder of PAPER Publishing Co.
• Liz Havstad, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Programs, Hip Hop Caucus
• Ian Inaba, Co-Executive Director, Citizen Engagement Lab
• Gayle Isa, Executive Director, Asian Arts Initiative
• James Kass, Founder & Executive Director, Youth Speaks Inc.
• Bakari Kitwana, CEO, Rap Sessions
• Sally Kohn, Senior Campaign Strategist and Director of the Movement Vision Lab, Center for
Community Change
• Joe Lambert, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Digital Storytelling
• Brad Lander, Senior Fellow, Pratt Center for Community Development
• Liz Lerman, Founding Artistic Director, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
• Rick Lowe, Artist, Founder, Project Row Houses
• John Malpede, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD)
• Liz Manne, Founder, Work in Progress
• Meghan McDermott, Executive Director, Global Action Project
• Michelle Miller, Manager of Popular Media Organizing, SEIU
• Alyce Myatt, Executive Director, Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media
• Michael D. Nolan, Independent PR Consultant
• Anne Pasternak, President & Artistic Director, Creative Time
• Maria Teresa Petersen, Founding Executive Director, Voto Latino
• Wendell Pierce, Actor/Producer, Founder, Pontchartrain Park CDC
White House briefing on Art, Community, Social Justice, National Recovery—12 May 2009 Page 17

***editorial comment from me.

any conservative groups in that bunch?


2 posted on 09/21/2009 3:02:06 AM PDT by machogirl
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Good resource for perspective- thanks for posting!


4 posted on 09/21/2009 3:11:31 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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This goes very well with this thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2344520/posts


6 posted on 09/21/2009 3:16:02 AM PDT by machogirl
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Link to the organizer.

http://arlenegoldbard.com/

(hey, i’m just trying to make my thread longer ;)

just checking out the people on the attendee list, all appear to have lefty agenda


8 posted on 09/21/2009 3:29:54 AM PDT by machogirl
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Talkin’ to myself on this post. Can’t sleep, reading the 18 page briefing.

This is exactly what was said in the conference call.
Scary stuff.

“Second, almost every speaker assured us that the administration “gets it” when it comes to the
importance of arts and culture to organizing for positive change.

This is encouraging, and as we understood going in, the opening exchange in a continuing
conversation. After the briefing, we recognized there was ample room for mutual education, for
artists and creative organizers to learn more about public policy and program development
processes and how to work most effectively with the public sector; and for the administration to
learn more about how artists and creative organizers can work with many public initiatives,
including areas like job creation, education and labor, which were not represented at the briefing.
“Overall, we came away feeling that there would be room at the table for artists and creative
organizers to take part in conversations about relevant policies and programs; and that we were
being challenged to come up with promising and attractive ideas about how artists can work for
the administration’s agenda and how artists’ work can be integral to national recovery. “


9 posted on 09/21/2009 3:50:45 AM PDT by machogirl
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Would it be possible for you to put this on BREAKING NEWS OR FRONT PAGE NEWS?

The more I am reading of what I posted, the more my jaw is hitting the floor. It’s really relevant to Andrew Breitbart’s/Glenn Beck’s expose on the NEA stuff.

The administration, in this briefing is really up front with their agenda.

Everyone should read this. IMHO

thanks


10 posted on 09/21/2009 4:05:36 AM PDT by machogirl
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Another quote, so I should get to 10.

What the hell does this mean?

” Matt Revelli, Juxtapoz Arts and Culture Magazine, brought up the question of international
access for artists, noting that creative minds have had difficulty getting into the United States. He
asked if the administration planned to facilitate access for international groups and artists, who
have been stopped at airports and sent home, causing resentment toward the U.S.
A: Joseph Reinstein said the administration wants to offer cultural exchanges with organizations
and talent to bring artists here and vice versa.”


11 posted on 09/21/2009 4:16:33 AM PDT by machogirl
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Great find, machogirl!


12 posted on 09/21/2009 4:20:42 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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From SEIU summary of this event (don’t this beat all?)

....”Create a counter narrative to the Luntz memo/Republican talking points designed to destroy health care
reform. They can offer creative, humorous voices that can think outside of white papers or New York
Times op-eds to communicate effectively about the importance of health care reform and diminish the
increasing attacks on our movement for reform. For example, the satirical webisodes SEIU is producing
with comedy writers with content from Lutz memo.”......


19 posted on 09/21/2009 4:35:42 AM PDT by machogirl
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I’ll get this thread up.

About “Public Art” (graffiti) (the traveling to visit public art is humorous)

Summary: The conversation began with the call for reclaiming of Public Space that would bring forth
legitimacy, support and reframing opportunities for artists and communities. US communities don’t view
public art as a treasure as compared to the international community. As an example, international visitors
travel to and throughout the States to specifically view “unsanctioned” public arts such as graffiti, murals,
etc. In light of this, we discussed how might public art and identified spaces be utilized by municipalities and
local areas to generate tourism, public education and economic benefits (especially given the proliferation
of advertising in public space.) Public art, in multiple forms including sculptural installations and temporary
performance-based arts, could aid in changing public space usage patterns. Current government regulations
that restrict access and use of public spaces are more detrimental to spontaneous development of creative
ideas and their execution within the public sphere. Decreases in federal/state arts budgets as well within arts
education have created a creative vacuum and public space may have served as an “informal arts education
classroom” and mentoring programs.

Actionable Items:


Emphasis placed on removing impediments with projects

Tolerance encouraged for spontaneous acts of public art and recognition of the contribution public art
makes to the culture of urban environments.

To support community development and engagement, Community Foundations should be held
accountable to support art and culture projects within the public space.

Government and local communities’ recognition of artists’ contributions to the economic success of
local, regional and national economies as a necessary step in shifting the balance of power in the use of
public spaces for art.

Explore new, broader definitions and contexts for “public art.”

More attention placed on how local communities are using public space in creative, new ways and how
public space could become part of the global conversation on The Commons.
Resources


24 posted on 09/21/2009 4:45:24 AM PDT by machogirl
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Doesn’t it have any paragraphs? Can we have a synopsis?


26 posted on 09/21/2009 4:47:58 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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32 posted on 09/21/2009 4:59:14 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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“talk about how the remarkable mobilizing power of community arts can be used by the Obama administration as a tool and a pathway for national recovery.”

Funny stuff. I talked to an old guy who was part of a crew that created “art” under FDR. (Forgot the name of the program.) Anyway, he and a large crew of “artists” created literally tons of art and paintings and especially sculpture work. He told me to take a trip to a warehouse in Milwaukee, and inside were hundreds of pieces of art, collecting dust and forgotten.


44 posted on 09/21/2009 5:35:55 AM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To read later


53 posted on 09/21/2009 8:08:39 AM PDT by ElayneJ
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