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The Arts & Communities

The arts have the power to open creative minds and enrich lives, but how important are the arts in the revitalization  of  St. Louis communities and national communities as an economic and creative stimulus? What is the value of arts? On this episode, Stay Tuned approaches these questions and discusses how arts cause social and economic change in neighborhoods, on the streets, and in schools. Speaking with community activists and organizers in the inner cities as well as directors of art centers throughout the St. Louis, this episode provides a insight to the various forms grassroots arts projects throughout the city. By the discussing the intersectionality of art and social class, this episode alludes to the lack of accessibility of art for individuals of lower social class. The solution? Arts education.

 I think that’s what good art does; it makes [itself] accessible” – Henry Goldkamp

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Museum program challenges students to rethink race, beauty and stereotypes

Museum program challenges students to rethink race, beauty and stereotypes

By: Doug Moore, St. Louis Post Dispatch - Lawrence Washington stood in front of the painting “The Mississippi” inside the St. Louis Art Museum. The 14-year-old didn’t say much, but the image of an African-American family atop the roof of their house as it is consumed...more …

Take Five: RAC’s Roseann Weiss on buckling art to social change in the Rustbelt

Take Five: RAC's Roseann Weiss on buckling art to social change in the Rustbelt

By Nancy Fowler, St. Louis Beacon - “Rustbelt to Artist Belt: At the Crossroads” will bring together artists, community organizers, architects, policy makers and educators from cities across the U.S. and as far away as Dublin to talk about the many ways in which art is tied to positive social change...more …

With 37 Typewriters Around Town, Poet Henry Goldkamp Asks ‘What The Hell Is St. Louis Thinking?’

With 37 Typewriters Around Town, Poet Henry Goldkamp Asks 'What The Hell Is St. Louis Thinking?'

By: Erin Williams, St. Louis Public Radio - Henry Goldkamp has established himself as a bit of a writing fixture in the arts world of St. Louis. He spends his weekdays working in his family’s construction business, but on the weekends you can find him around town...more …

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