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About Daniel Harris

Danny Harris is an internationally recognized storyteller and entrepreneur. A graduate of Princeton and former…

Bringing People Together to Improve the Place They Love

Before coming to National Arts Strategies, my office was a shady spot under a mango…

Everything I Know about Why Art Matters I Learned from My 5-year-old

I have the privilege of working in a museum that prioritizes making meaningful connections between…

About Rachel Reynolds Luster

I’m a mom, fiddler, artist, librarian, and community organizer. My project is the Oregon County…

Solving Field-wide Problems Together

Let’s start a conversation about solving some of the big, intractable challenges in the cultural sector.

Committing to Engagement

Are we asking our customers what they want simply to inform programming decisions that will put butts in seats, or so our organizations can become more representative of the communities we serve?

Collaboration is key in D.C.

This post appears as part of the ARTSblog Emerging Leaders Blog Salon, in which emerging leaders…

Why the Arts Matter Now

NAS President and CEO Russell Willis Taylor recently delivered the keynote address to attendees of…

Building Communities, Not Audiences: The Future of the Arts in the U.S.

Doug Borwick of the popular ArtsJournal blog Engaging Matters has released a new book, Building Communities,…

Local Faces: D.C.’s Local and National Art Scene

On June 12th, NAS Program Manager Sunny Widmann moderated a panel at the Corcoran Gallery…

Collective Impact

As in other nonprofit sectors, most energy and resource in our sector is focused on…

Building a New American Theater of the Commons

In “Building a New American Theater of the Commons,” Polly Carl and Vijay Matthew of…