Category Archives: Arts and the Economy

The 3Ts of Economic Development: Talent, Technology and Tolerance

The Martin Prosperity Institute recently embarked on a project to determine how cities throughout the world are performing based on the three T’s of economic development: Talent, Technology and Tolerance, along with the fourth dimension, quality of place. he project, entitled Global Cities, resulted in a scorecard for a variety of world cities that provides […]

August 19

New Study: Art As An Economic Engine in Native Communities

A new study, Establishing a Creative Economy: Art as an Economic Engine in Native Communities, was unveiled in Santa Fe on Friday that supports the theory that the arts can play a “key role in raising the economic standards of entire communities and serve as a monetary lever to pull people out of poverty.” The […]

August 02

How much economic activity do you think the Brady Arts District Generates for Tulsa?

Check out everything going on in Tulsa’s Brady District tonight. How much economic activity do you think the Brady Arts District Generates for Tulsa? How much do you think it contributes to quality of life? Have you ever visited this popular Tulsa neighborhood? Open 6-9 pm 108 Contemporary: N.E. OK Woodturners Association Exhibit AHHA: Fiberworks […]

May 18

No Chance At Life

Kate Eshelman just got the worst news. For an arts teacher anyway. On April 6, she wrote the following on her blog, Lessons From the K-12 Art Room: I just received news that the K-12 art program in my school district is being cut due to lack of funding.  While I am upset about losing […]