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Thursday, May 24, 2007

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News and Current Information

MCC Names Anita Walker as new Executive Director
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) has named Anita Walker as the state agency's new executive director, Massachusetts' highest-ranking public official in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Full Press release: http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/news/walker.html

Arts & Economic Prosperity III
The survey—conducted by Americans for the Arts with data analysis provided by economists from Georgia Tech—reports the nonprofit segment of the arts industry is robust economically and attracting more people to its workforce. Visit http://www.artsusa.org/americansforthearts_news.asp#item15

Moving Over the Edge, Artists with Disabilities Take the Leap
"In an engaging style, Walker mesmerizes with personal stories, activist rhetoric, and, most importantly, why for so long people with disabilities have been missing from both artistic communities AND art and what is being done to change that."
—Steven E. Brown, The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 2007
Visit http://www.mhortonmedia.com/pkw/moe.htm

2007 Coming Up Taller Awards Semifinalists
The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and its Coming Up Taller partners, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Humanities, are proud to announce the 2007 Coming Up Taller Award Semifinalists. Fifty exceptional programs from across the country were selected, reflecting a diversity of arts and humanities disciplines and settings. Visit http://www.cominguptaller.org/awards-2006/semifinalists.html

The ambassador
As chairman of the Maine Arts Commission, John Rohman has led the effort to boost Maine's creative economy...and also helped refocus the commission's work to bring more money and more exposure to individual artists and their communities. Visit http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/audience/stories/070429rohman.html