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"I forget how we first found out about the CS accelerator, but our first reaction to the description was that it sounded perfect for us — if we’d be able to get in. I think the application deadline was earlier than we thought we were ready for (we had considered looking into accelerators around the end of 2015, not mid-2015), but our CEO Shivani is hands down amazing at taking (and making) opportunities regardless of how ‘ready’ we feel, which keeps up our team’s momentum."
Two UPS employees made their mark on a new mural at the Shawnee Community Center in Louisville, KY.
Work for Art, the United Arts Fund campaign of Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), is hosting its first ever corporate battle of the bands. A celebration of employee creativity, the event will feature employee bands from some of Work for Art’s partner companies who will perform for family, friends, and co-workers.
"Speed Killed My Cousin" is a brutally honest work on PTSD and the difficulties military personnel feel when returning to civilian life. An intense one act play, “Speed Killed My Cousin” is the story of a young, African American woman veteran of the Iraq War and her struggle with moral injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A third generation soldier, the central character courts death by vehicular suicide.
The Arts Education Partnership (AEP), a national coalition of more than 100 education, arts, business, cultural, government and philanthropic organizations, has selected Jane Best as its new director. AEP is a national center within the Education Commission of the States with a mission to ensure that every child receives a complete and competitive education that includes the arts.
On Thursday, March 17, the Delaware Board of Education voted to adopt new arts standards for Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. These statements of learning, developed by teachers for teachers, will replace standards that have been used to guide instruction in arts classrooms for the last 20 years.
The Arts & Business Council of Miami recently partnered with the Miami International University of Art & Design on an innovative digital media project as a way to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The partnership included a project with the senior animation class to animate 30 years of successful arts and business partnerships.
For the first time in a decade, Connecticut Arts Advocates gathered in their state capitol on March 3rd for Connecticut Arts Day…and they really delivered! The theme for the 350-person standing room only gathering was “Moving the Arts from Nice to Necessary.” Organized by the Connecticut Office of Culture, which is in the Economic and Community Development Division, arts advocates literally took over the first floor of the capitol.