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September 23, 2020
Counting our assets

The Newburgh Arts and Cultural Study (NACS), guided by a group of community-based advisors, is working on gathering data for a comprehensive inventory and assessment of the diverse arts and culture ecology in Newburgh for the first time in the City’s history. 

Behind the team are three entities: the resident-led Newburgh Arts and Cultural Commission, consulting firm Lord Cultural Resources and project managers Naomi Hersson-Ringskog and Naomi Miller.

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September 22, 2020
Canadian Museum of History president on leave amid harassment investigation

“There is a breakdown of the old system,” museum consultant Gail Lord said in an e-mail. “Workplaces are changing thanks to demands of #MeToo, Black Lives Matter and Indigeneity. Museum human resource policies and procedures have not kept pace with this new world, especially not providing training to board, staff and leadership. Staff is frustrated because their complaints are not acted on – so they turn to both social and mainstream media.”

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September 9, 2020
Lord Cultural Resources and the Association of African American Museums Extends Fellowship 2020 Deadline

The partnership of Lord Cultural Resources and the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) is accepting letters of interest (LOI) through September 18th, 2020, at 11:59 pm ET for Fellowship 2020, a new initiative for Black Americans in Museums, Arts, and Cultural Spaces. 

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August 24, 2020
Newburgh Works On Arts And Culture Study

Newburgh, New York has launched its first arts and cultural study. The idea is to use the study to better understand the city’s arts and cultural assets, and to understand the role they play in Newburgh.

The consulting firm is Lord Cultural Resources, which is also working with City of Kingston on its arts and culture master plan. In Newburgh, there is the survey, community workshops and stakeholder interviews, which Lord Cultural Resources is conducting with local and regional sector leaders, gathering their thoughts on how their sectors intersect with arts and culture. Miller, who has a background in arts administration, hopes to cast as wide a net as possible for input.

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August 20, 2020
Tom Karwin, On Gardening | Social Distance in Gardening, Part XXI: The Garden in August
Enrich your gardening days

Even during the new reality of social distancing, gardeners can observe and enjoy their neighborhood’s eye-catching plants.

Advance your gardening knowledge

We continue to watch for garden-related webinars as the newly emerging dimension of online gardening. We can now highlight a four-part webinar series titled, “Gardens for a Changing World,” co-hosted by The Garden Conservancy and Lord Cultural Resources.

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August 5, 2020
First-Ever Cultural Study Launches in Newburgh

NEWBURGH – The Newburgh Arts and Cultural Commission and the City of Newburgh are proud to undertake the first comprehensive inventory and assessment of the diverse arts and culture ecology in the city: the Newburgh Arts + Cultural Study (NACS). As evidenced in cities large and small, arts and culture are known to be powerful engines for business sectors, and benefit residents and visitors alike. The project website, NewburghCulture.org, details how Newburgh’s community can participate in the first focus group on August 7th, take the survey, volunteer, follow NACS social media, and learn the survey’s results.

“The Newburgh Art and Cultural Study will be an invaluable tool for Newburgh to better understand its arts and cultural assets, in order to best ensure an optimal future for Newburgh’s creative community and the public at large,” said Joy Bailey-Bryant, Vice President and project lead from Lord Cultural Resources.

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August 1, 2020
Junction project beginning to take shape

Junction East would consist of library, art gallery and possibly the Sudbury Theatre Centre; Junction West would house a hotel, a conference and convention centre, and a community auditorium and performance theatre. To date, the city has spent more than $1.1 million on The Junction projects, including more than $650,000 on capital costs. Included in that is about $115,000 for Lord Cultural Resources, which devised a feasibility and business plan for the library and art gallery, as well as nearly $175,000 for Centreline Design for an integrated site design.

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July 21, 2020
Artists Rights Society Partners With The Plywood Project to Protect George Floyd Protest Art

Artists Rights Society has announced that it has become the artist rights partner of the Plywood Project -a new public art initiative, inspired by recently boarded storefronts, to transform and empower communities with art.

The Plywood Project models collaboration in its decentralized leadership, currently organized with founding partners Eve Moros Ortega of Lord Cultural Resources, Manon Slome of No Longer Empty, the Brooklyn Arts Council, New Yorkers for Culture and Arts, Groundswell, The Office Performing Arts + Film, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and Living Trust for the Arts. The Plywood Project is growing its consortium of partners to include the Human Impacts Institute, Global Action Project, Drim Films, Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art + Storytelling, and others.

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July 17, 2020
U.S. Premiere of "Mandela: Struggle for Freedom" Exhibition Opens September 11 at Holocaust Museum Houston

Houston, TX, July 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) announces the U.S. premiere of "Mandela: Struggle for Freedom," a rich sensory experience of imagery, soundscape, digital media and objects used to explore the earthshaking fight for justice and human dignity in South Africa – and its relevance to issues of today.

This exhibition shares an important piece of global human rights history, so its lessons can reverberate today with a new generation.” "Mandela: Struggle for Freedom" was developed by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) (Winnipeg, Canada) in partnership with the Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg, South Africa). Tour management services provided by Lord Cultural Resources. The CMHR is grateful to The Asper Foundation, Travel Manitoba, TD Bank Group and Air Canada for supporting this international tour. The exhibition in Houston is sponsored by Wells Fargo. United Airlines is the official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston.

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June 25, 2020
Kingston launches Master Arts and Cultural Plan

For a city with a population of only 23,000, Kingston has considerable arts and cultural resources. It has a large performing arts center, which brings in top acts; several galleries and small museums, one of which is the only one in the world to specialize in the maritime history of the Hudson River; two industrial loft complexes that house and provide work space to dozens of artists; numerous businesses that hire people in the arts, including several nationally known arts-related manufacturers and fabricators; and the Midtown Arts District (MAD), which sponsors an annual expo of the arts, has hosted artist talks and performances as well as exhibitions, and includes two organizations, D.R.A.W. and P.U.G.G., which respectively offer visual arts workshops for adults and youth and a paid youth internship program in the arts.

Wanting to further leverage these assets for economic growth as well as more social equity, educational opportunities and better quality of life, the city obtained funding for a master arts plan from a private foundation and has commissioned a New York-based consultancy, Lord Cultural Resources, to develop what’s officially referred to as the Kingston Arts & Culture Master Plan.

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