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Urban Arts Entrepreneur, Matthew Kwatinetz: “Culture as an engine for Cities.”

October 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

One day, Russell Willis Taylor, the President and CEO of National Arts Strategies told me this:  “Many towns look alike. There is a Starbucks at every corner. There is a Walmart in every town. But you know where you are by the art that is being enjoyed and created — that is what gives us […]

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Artist-Entrepreneur: Heidi Skok, founder of RESONANZ, a new program for young singers

July 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

There is often a very special high energy about startups — all types of startups. That’s what I felt when I arrived at the RESONANZ opening gala. A non-profit organization, RESONANZ is starting its first year as a new three-weeks program for young singers in Albany, N.Y. How do you start something in the midst […]

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The Recession: An Awakening Experience; Conversation with Russell Willis Taylor

March 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

The recession is bad for everyone. But is it worse for arts organizations? Yes and no. “We are in tough times in the arts just like everybody else,” says Russell Willis Taylor, CEO of National Arts Strategies. “Access to capital has always been difficult, and it’s not going to get easier. Even rich people don’t […]

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