June 18, 2018

Come Along for the Ride

One year ago, I was at the Presidio Institute’s Cross Sector Leadership Boot Camp in San Francisco, and I left […]
May 29, 2018

Come, Learn About and Celebrate the Arts

The Arts Partnership operates on a fiscal year, making our year-end June 30th. That means the end of May is […]
April 23, 2018

Disruption and Transformation Require Resources

I read an article recently that had me standing up and shouting, “Yes!” over and over and over again. In […]
March 19, 2018

When National Arts Advocacy Inspires Local Action

Last week I had my first opportunity to practice advocacy at the national level, and I loved it. In January, […]
December 22, 2017

Looking Ahead by Looking Back

I’m declaring 2018 the Year of the Arts in the Metro. 2017 was a huge year for The Arts Partnership […]
November 27, 2017

The Measurable Value of the Arts is Real

Forty-one point six million dollars. That’s a big number by almost any standard. In 2015, the arts nonprofit sector generated […]
November 21, 2017

How are we really helping our Veterans?

I was recently invited to judge an art show for the City of West Fargo. Given my job title, that’s […]
October 20, 2017

Be Part of the Solution

Thirty-two hours. That’s how long it took, from the unveiling of the new piece of public art by Steve Knutson […]
September 18, 2017

Art Makes Us Human and Can Unite Us All

My friend and glass blowing artist extraordinaire, Jon Offutt recently sent me a Huffington Post editorial called “Stop ‘Defending’ Music […]
August 28, 2017

The Arts Are A “Surprisingly Bold Risk” That Work

I’ve adopted a new word lately: audacious. Audacious is defined as “showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.” Synonyms […]