Championing Creativity

I call myself a “Creativity Champion” because I’ve been an advocate for the arts and creativity in America since 1990. Download my “Manifesto on Civic Creativity” (2 pages).

Here is a piece I wrote for Artworks Journal, “The Artist as Leader” that sums up my point of view on the intersection between civics and creativity.  [Download]

cultureworkHere’s a longer piece I wrote for the University of Oregon’s Institute for Community Arts Studies journal, CultureWork, in 2004, “A Call To Action for 2004 (and Beyond)“. Sadly, none of those ideas caught fire.

I had been a Shakespearean actor and theater producer since 1980. But as the National Endowment for the Arts came under attack in what came be to known as “Culture Wars,” I left my lucrative (smile) job in arts administration in 1990 to become an organizer in the cultural community. Some of the work I have done in this arena:

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