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Arts Forum: Building Resilience Through the Arts

Building Resilience Through the Arts

Join MAS on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 PM, for “Building Resilience through the Arts,” an Arts Forum discussion hosted in collaboration with the World Policy Institute. The panel will consider the roles artists and the arts play in creating and defining resilient, livable and vibrant communities. Continue Reading>>

Thank You for Making Tribute in Light Possible

tribute-in-light-nyc-10-600x420MAS wishes to thank our numerous supporters and donors who have contributed to Tribute in Light for more than ten years. Tribute, first proudly presented by MAS in 2002 to commemorate the tragic events of September 11, will now be administered by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation. The twin-beam memorial will become a part of the annual programming produced by the Foundation. Continue Reading>>

Arts Forum Recap: Measuring Vibrancy in Placemaking

arts forum new york city panelMore than 300 arts community members, planners, policymakers and funders packed the auditorium at the National Museum of the American Indian Tuesday evening to listen to an expert panel discuss creative placemaking and new impact measures focusing on vibrancy being developed (Watch the video here). The Arts Forum, Measuring Vibrancy: The Impacts of Arts and Culture Investments in Placemaking,was co-hosted by ArtPlace, a national consortium of funders Continue Reading>>

Panel Recap: Libraries as Culture Hubs

artsforum libraries 2012 blog stage thumbLast Thursday night, Tom Galante, Linda Johnson and Tony Marx, the Directors of the three New York City library systems, engaged in a lively discussion convened by MAS and moderated by New York Times reporter Sam Roberts at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (Watch the video here). This evening followed on the heels of an initial discussion that took place last October at the MAS Summit for New York City, where the Directors discussed the common challenges and opportunities public libraries are addressing Continue Reading>>

Measuring Vibrancy: The Impacts of Arts and Culture Investments in Placemaking

MAS is very pleased to present a special Arts Forum panel discussion on Tuesday, April 24th supported by ArtPlace and the Rockefeller Foundation, Measuring Vibrancy: The Impacts of Arts and Culture Investments in Placemaking. MAS is convening urban leaders from the development, design, economic development, research, and real estate communities nationwide to discuss options for measuring the impacts of creative placemaking. Continue Reading>>

Libraries as Community Anchors

MAS is committed to advocating for public amenities that contribute to the livability of New York City and its diverse neighborhoods. To that end, MAS showcased the leaders of the three New York City library systems at the MAS Summit for New York City this past October, to talk about the vital and ever-expanding roles libraries play as cultural and community anchors in city neighborhoods. This session was so popular (both live and online subsequently) that MAS will again convene a public program with the presidents of the libraries, this time at the magnificent main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on April 12. Continue Reading>>

MAS Presents the Arts Forum: Libraries as Culture Hubs

programs banner arts forum spring 2012On Thursday, April 12 MAS is once again convening all three directors of New York City’s library systems at the Brooklyn Public Library in an Arts Forum presentation: Libraries as Culture Hubs. Continuing the discussion started at the MAS Summit for New York City, this panel will help to kick off MAS’s new focus of in-depth study on the role of libraries in New York City communities. Continue Reading>>