The politics of temporary murals in response to Black Lives Matter protests
Boarded up windows in downtown Madison and on State Street prior to murals.

The politics of temporary murals in response to Black Lives Matter protests

In the weeks following Black Lives Matter protests, murals have popped up all over the country. In particular, murals have appeared on boarded up windows in business districts, like Madison,…

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Invest in the Arts and Creativity, Invest in Wisconsin’s Future: Guest Post by Anne Katz

Anne Katz is the Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin. After reading my last post about Arts Spending in Wisconsin, she asked if she could write a guest post offering action…

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A Letter to My Creative Community
Photo from community paint day at Trinity Lutheran Church. Photo credit Daniel Stout.

A Letter to My Creative Community

To my fellow creators: In 2016, we experienced one of the most critical elections of our time, an election that regardless of your politics, regardless of whether you woke up the…

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Art and Leadership: the power and purpose of creativity
"The Substance of Your Beauty," ink and watercolor drawing by Jenie Gao

Art and Leadership: the power and purpose of creativity

I recently wrote an article called “The Myth of the Starving Artist—and what it can teach us about job security.” In it, I discuss how society’s attitude towards art parallels…

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