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  Something Different Is Stirring: DIY Culture in Silicon Valley
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Poems in the Public Interest
A public poetry project from the U.K. By Linda Frye Burnham (April 2010)

Something Different Is Stirring: DIY Culture in Silicon Valley
A glimpse of our cultural future in one of the first truly global metropolitan regions. By Tom Borrup (April 2010)

Book Excerpt - Suzanne Lacy: Spaces Between
From the first in-depth look at an artist whose work is critically important to the history of community-based art. By Sharon Irish (April 2010)

Book Excerpt - By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives
Two writers consider art, education, prison, possibility. By Judith Tannenbaum and Spoon Jackson (March 2010)

Creative City Fever: The 2010 City, Culture and Society Conference, Munich
Has the construction of the Creative City, as practiced by cities competing for global standing, exacerbated economic disparities? By Tom Borrup (March 2010)

Postcards from the Community Arts Convening and Research Project, 2009-2010
A final commentary on the yearlong project, its convening and its regional and national dialogues. By Amalia Mesa-Bains (March 2010)

Revolutionizing the Making of a Museum: Putting Teens in Charge
Teenagers are creating the Chicago Teen Museum, the first museum in the U.S. dedicated entirely to the preservation of teen culture By Carol Ng-He and Erin Dragotto (February 2010)

The Need for a Community Arts University Without Walls
Community arts training must engage community scholars in the field, community institutions, artists, students and professors as equals. By Marta Moreno Vega (February 2010)

The Latino Dialogue: A Shared Narrative of Hope and Power
The Latinos of Monterey County, Calif., come together to talk about their culture. By Amalia Mesa-Bains (February 2010)

My Iron Tri-Angel: An Urban Neighborhood Seeks To Tell Its Own Story
Residents of the Iron Triangle take control of their own narrative. By Jordan Simmons (February 2010)

Cultural Exchange vs. Cultural Tourism
There are significant questions about the ethics of cultural tourism, and they extend to the ethics of cultural exchange. By Bau Graves (February 2010)

Taking Over and Talking Back: Theater as a Forum on Gentrification
New York's citizens talk about what happens when communities change. By Caron Atlas (February 2010)

Children's Choir Bridges Racial Divide in Michigan
Sometimes Martin Luther King's dream doesn't seem so far away after all. By Larry and Sandy Feldman (January 2010)

The Curriculum Project Dialogues
Imagining America has three key conversations about higher education -- its teaching of and partnering for community cultural development -- at NYU, the University of Pennsylvania and Macalester College. By Jan Cohen-Cruz (January 2010)

A Text as a Bridge — for You, You and You
Reflections and lessons learned during five conversations with Alternate ROOTS about Resources for Social Change. By Gwylene Gallimard and Hope Clark (January 2010)

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Recent News

April 30, 2010
Education Department's i3 Grant Deadline: May 12
May 12, 2010, is the deadline to apply for the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) competition, part of the $5 billion investment in school reform in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. [more]

April 29, 2010
Education Secretary Arne Duncan: Arts Not a Frill
"The arts can no longer be treated as a frill," said U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan in an address to the Arts Education Partnership National Forum, April 9, 2010. [more]

April 29, 2010
Launch: WITNESS, Journal of Social Responsibility
witness.jpg WITNESS: A Journal of Social Responsibility, "the nation's first undergraduate social justice journal," was launched today, April 29, 2010, at the Boston College Arts Festival. [more]

April 29, 2010
Call: Nominations for Freedom To Create Prize
ftc.jpg Freedom To Create is calling for nominations for the Freedom To Create Prize, open online from May 1 to August 15, 2010. [more]

April 29, 2010
OSI Prisons Podcast: Talking Texas Tough
Artists working on criminal justice can download a podcast of "Talking Texas Tough: The Past, Present and Future of Justice in the Lone Star State," a panel discussion at the Open Society Institute, April 14, 2010. [more]

April 28, 2010
Austin Teens Touring Play on Dating Violence
clyte.jpg Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble is touring the central Texas area with "Perhaps Tomorrow," their play about cyber bullying, girl aggression, rumors, homophobia and dating relationships. [more]

April 28, 2010
Invisible Siegfrieds March Down Sunset Boulevard
siegfried.jpg In celebration of the L.A. Opera's citywide Ring Festival, spotlighting the Opera's Wagner extravaganza, a citizen group called "The Invisible Siegfrieds" recently spent four days marching down Sunset Boulevard. [more]

April 28, 2010
New in CAN BlogNet: Inside Stories
CAN BlogNet has added Paul VanDeCarrr's "Inside Stories" to the collection of blogs from the field, cycling through the CAN front page. [more]

April 28, 2010
N.J.: Mass School Walkouts Organized on Facebook
nj.jpg Some 18,000 students in New Jersey protested against school budget cuts (including the arts) by walking out of class on April 27, 2010, in response to a protest organized on Facebook. [more]

April 27, 2010
New Standard and Tool To Measure Impact of Design
A group of architects, designers, activists and community leaders recently unveiled a new standard and online tool to measure the impact of design. [more]

April 27, 2010
UNESCO's 2nd World Conference on Arts Education
UNESCO's Second World Conference on Arts Education will be hosted by the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Seoul, May 25-28, 2010. [more]

April 26, 2010
New in CAN BlogNet: Ben Volta's Blog
CAN has added artist Ben Volta to CAN's BlogNet, a collection of blogs across the Internet that are of interest to the field of community-based art, appearing automatically on CAN's front page. [more]

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Brackley Obama
by Jules Corriere on CPI, 05-15-2010
Real People, real Stories
by Jules Corriere on CPI, 05-03-2010
Away We Go!
by Jules Corriere on CPI, 04-27-2010
Inside Stories
Writer Paul VanDeCarr's blog and podcast about forms of storytelling -- journalism, genealogy, psychology, film,...
New Lens
Youth-driven social-justice organization that makes art and media "about issues where a youth perspective can...
Meaningful Media
Nonprofit network providing resources "to inspire and empower those committed to changing our world through...
"Food, Art and Community," panel discussion by Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, Mo., April 29, 2010.
"How to Turn a Place Around," Placemaking training course by Project for Public Spaces, New York., N.Y., April 29-30, 2010.
"The Pillars of Arts Education: An Arts Education Preconference Webinar," by Americans for the Arts, online, 2 p.m. EDT April 30, 2010.
"138th Annual Meeting of Fairmount Part Art Association," Philadelphia, Pa., May 3, 2010.
"Transforming Communities through Collective Action," 20th anniversary conference by Community Built Association, New Orleans, La., May 5-8, 2010.
"Creative Aging Symposium," by Center for Creative Aging-N.C., Greensboro, N.C., May 6-7, 2010.
"Speakers for the Dead," public reading by Hart Island Project, Flushing, N.Y., May 9, 2010.
"Culture-led Regeneration: Inclusive Design & Creative Engagement," by Northern Architecture, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, May 11, 2010.
"Making Your Media Matter 2010," conference by Center for Social Media, Washington, D.C, May 12, 2010.
"Open Engagement: Making Things, Making Things Better, Making Things Worse," conference by Portland State University Art and Social Practice program, Portland, Oregon, May 14-17, 2010.
"Arts for Social and Environmental Justice Symposium," by Laurier Centre for Music in the Community, et al., Toronto, Ont., Canada, May 15, 2010.
"From Cultural Diplomacy to Cultural Co-operation," policy debate, by ENCATC (European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres), Brussels, Belgium, May 19, 2010.
"Understanding Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities," by Portland State University, Portland, Ore., May 20-22, 2010.
"Global Youth Media and Arts Festival Celebration," by World Savvy, New York, N.Y., May 21, 2010.
"Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed," by Gas & Electric Arts, Philadelphia, Pa., May 21-23, 2010.
"THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp)," user-generated unconference on digital humanities by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., May 22-23, 2010.
"Second World Conference on Arts Education," by UNESCO and Republic of Korea Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Seoul, Korea, May 25-28, 2010.

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