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Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture highlights creative work in all mediums and disciplines with a special emphasis on artists, writers, performers, and collectives who blur the lines between art-making, personal activism, and community involvement. As they employ new artistic strategies, contemporary creatives continue to expand the role of arts and culture in public life. This section will feature intriguing and often ground-breaking work and explore how it might illuminate the challenges and opportunities we face as we move toward a commons-based world.

July 5, 2013

Our New eBook: How to Design Our World for Happiness

Download our new guide to placemaking, public space, and convivial living
June 14, 2013

The Cat’s Out of the Bag and Now I Must Take it Even Further

Poet/performer Douglas Kearney embraces collaborative creativity
June 6, 2013

Why I No Longer Give Away My Music

How the digital music biz makes it difficult for musicians to offer free downloads
May 21, 2013

How Artists Strengthen Communities

The rise of creative placemaking raises interesting questions
May 13, 2013

Poetry as Provocation

An interview with Sarah Browning of Split This Rock
April 25, 2013

How Arts and Culture Open a Window to the Wider World

And help us more clearly see all that we share
April 24, 2013

Submission Guidelines

Poetry submissions are currently closed.
April 22, 2013

A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Jane Jacobs was a visionary champion of great cities, who is celebrated each May with Jane's Walks around the world.