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BottleRock Music Fest Needs Volunteers
The highly acclaimed BottleRock Napa Valley music festival will be giving out free one-day pass tickets for volunteer labor. Over 700 volunteers could be used during the five-day festival at the...more



Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign To Hold Benefit Concert for Homeless
Zack Danger Brown, who spearheaded the scrumptious potato salad Kickstarter campaign that started with a modest amount of $10 for a quality side dish, will host a benefit concert to help alleviate...more

A $6.5 Million in Economic Development Funds
The arts and cultural organizations in the greater Capital Region and North Country have received nearly $6.5 million in economic-development funds. These organizations also maintain the vital...more

LACMA and MOCA Team Up for Media Stability
In partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art will be able to acquire standing and stability after years of financial constraints and internal pressure....more

Local Festival Signs Up Organ Transplant Donors
According to the US Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS), more than 20,000 Latinos across the country will be participating in a local festival to sign up as organ transplant donors. In...more

Historic Preservation Boosts Economic Development, Study Finds
According to a study by the Utah Heritage Foundation, historic preservation and conservation spur economic development. The Washington, D.C., real estate and economic development consulting firm...more

Economic Development and Collaboration for the Arts
Local arts organizations and economic development, tourism and government representatives were brought together to address ways on how to collaborate on future events and activities that could propel...more

Heart Gallery Colorado Features Children Waiting for Adoption Exhibit
Heart Gallery Colorado, a moving display of pictures of children available for adoption in the state, features "compelling and highly emotional" stories through the photos of kids who are in need...more

Art Therapy Program for Homeless Artists in Boston
An online marketplace has been set up to help Boston-area artists sell their artworks, ArtLifting. ArtLifting is founded by brother-sister duo Spencer and Liz Powers. The site, artlifting.com, is...more

Leveraging Arts and Culture to Transform Communities
Erik Takeshita, Deputy Director of Local Initiatives Support Corp., shares on a Huffington Post blog his cross-country perspective at how arts and culture programs are helping bring vibrancy into...more






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Establishing a Social Enterprise Curriculum


Several British colleges and universities have embraced social entrepreneurship in their curriculum. Pathik Pathak at Southampton have introduced n interdisciplinary module in Social Enterprise, which is open to students of all year groups and across all disciplines.




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