NEA challenged by artists working in new formats, small screens

WASHINGTON – The National Endowment for the Arts is racing to keep up with artists who are creating in new formats and for smaller screens, according to speakers at a CCLP forum here on Friday. And that means the agency must prepare to review programs and proposals in new ways. "One of the challenges all of us face is keeping up with what is going on," said Alyce Myatt, NEA's Director of Media Arts, adding that is due both to the proliferation of formats and to a greater volume of arts being created. But one challenge is the migration…

Journalists, arts organization leaders explore social media's impact on arts journalism at CCLP forum in Washington, D.C.

The impact of social media and changing audiences were primary concerns of arts journalists and leaders of cultural institutions who gathered at a Communication Leadership Policy Forum at the University of Southern California's Washington, D.C. Center on August 1. "Arts journalism is struggling for its life," said Jaime Bennett of the National Endowment for the Arts. "It's no surprise that journalists are taking to the blogosphere to share their reviews." Organized by senior fellow Adam Clayton Powell III (pictured right) and Tim Page, the USC Annenberg journalism professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning former music critic for The Washington Post, the forum…