How can we save art from the soul-crushing dynamics that our extreme inequality imposes?
Muralist Mehdi Ghadyanloo is the first Iranian artist to do work commissioned by municipal authorities in both Iran and the United States.
The deeply unequal art world’s current economic model simply isn’t working, as the story of one public art effort demonstrates quite clearly.
Here is one artist’s attempt to reconstruct what the Iraq War destroyed.
Foreign policy is too important to leave to the “professionals.” Through art and culture, we can all work to make the world a better place.
Visual artist Arko Datto combines satellite images and text to paint a picture of migrant workers’ lives in the Arabian Peninsula — and his findings aren’t pretty.
Join IPS, Split This Rock and Richard Blanco, poet of the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, for a mimosa brunch celebration.
Come join us for the one and only “Triple Dozen” Holiday Party on 12-12-12 with the Institute for Policy Studies, as we close the year celebrating with our friends and supporters.
Join us for the Unveiling of a Portrait of Marcus Raskin by Portrait Artist Robert Shetterly, who has finished this piece as part of his compelling series, “Americans who Tell the Truth.
The Institute for Policy Studies is proud to join CodePink and the Women’s Media Center as co-sponsors of this Arena Stage performance by Kathleen Turner. Join us for a post-performance reception with Ms. Turner and Gloria Feldt.
Since the Arab Spring, artists have helped to foster a more vibrant civil society and pointed the way toward more durable democratic institutions.
Help support the budget of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities by advocating for the Arts on Arts Advocacy Day. On this day, community leaders speak out about what the District needs for the arts to thrive locally.
Split This Rock offers participants opportunities to speak out, make common cause, and explore the many ways poets are working for change through their writing, activism, and community work.
Media Advisory Poem: Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness Brings Poetry of the 99% to Nation’s Capital
Split This Rock is coming soon!
A poetry festival to make you swoon.
March twenty-second through twenty-fifth
Poems by and for the ninety-nine percent.
DC government funding for the arts has declined over 65% from Fy09 to Fy12, and private funding is down as well. Join DCCAH director Lionell Thomas, Busboys and Poets founder Andy Shallal, Ward Two councilmember Jack Evans and for a panel discussion on Arts Funding in DC moderated by Robert Bettmann of the DC Advocates for the Arts.