The achievement represents a lifetime of creative excellence and outstanding contribution to Alaska’s arts and culture.
The Alaska State Council on the Arts closed its doors Monday, making Alaska the only state without an arts council. Gov. Mike Dunleavy used a line-item budget veto to eliminate the council’s funding of $2.8 million. Alaska lawmakers fell short last week in attempts to override the vetoes.
The ranking methodology favors communities with a high concentration of creative jobs and creative industries. The revenue of arts nonprofits, like ticket sales, grants and community contributions, also factored in.
Across the metrics, Juneau was No. 1 in one area: federal arts grant dollars per capita. That could become moot in the next ranking if President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget goes through.
The art exhibit “Decolonizing Alaska” recently debuted in Homer, Alaska’s Bunnell Street Arts Center. The exhibit will travel to Valdez, Washington D.C., Juneau and Anchorage.
Reporter James Harkin traveled through war-torn Syria to witness how many historical treasures were destroyed – and how some people are scrambling to save what’s left.
Update | 9:45 a.m. An Alaska lawmaker is working to capture the excitement of “American Idol” and spotlight Alaskan artists with a bill establishing a contest for specialty license plate design. Democratic Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, of Sitka, saw his bill advance from the House State Affairs committee on Tuesday after he clarified the concept of…
The National Park Service is proposing a regulatory change that would allow subsistence users to collect animal parts and plants for use in arts and crafts.
Poetry Out Loud – now in its 10th year, the competition begins in classrooms, goes school-wide, statewide and eventually culminates in Washington, D.C., for the national championship. Watch Thursday March 12th following Gavel Alaska, Saturday at 9:00 p.m. on online at 360 North.
Here are some of Juneau’s 2014 arts, culture, and music highlights.