Loveland Museum/Gallery has been granted accreditation status
Article from Loveland Reporter-Herald
By: Jessica Benes
The Loveland Museum/Gallery might not be on par with a New York City institution, but it features valuable programs and exhibits that often aren't available anywhere in Colorado, Susan Ison with the museum said.
The hard work staff members put into making the museum an integral part of the Loveland community is validated with the fact that the American Alliance of Museums just granted the Loveland museum accreditation status.
A Museum LIVE celebration will be Saturday to celebrate this award.
Loveland company Scion UAS wins military contract for unmanned helicopters
A Loveland company has won a government contract worth up to $3 million to supply unmanned helicopters for unspecified uses.
Scion UAS must deliver one such helicopter to the Naval Research Laboratory within six months, another three months later, with an option for a third, according to Scion co-founder Jim Sampson.
Scion was awarded the contract Sept. 28.
Science Blogger: STEAM Learning Better Than STEM
Scientific American, 8/22/12
"Renewing our focus on STEM is an unobjectionably worthwhile endeavor. Science and technology are the primary drivers of our world economy, and the United States is in the lead. But there is a growing group of advocates who believe that STEM is missing a key component, one that is equally deserved of renewed attention, enthusiasm, and funding. That component is the Arts. If these advocates have their way, STEM would become STEAM. Their proposition actually makes a lot of sense, and not just because the new acronym is easy on the ears. Though many see art and science as somewhat at odds, the fact is that they have long existed and developed collaboratively. This synergy was embodied in great thinkers like the legendary Leonardo Da Vinci and the renowned Chinese polymath Su Song...Nobel laureates in the sciences are 17 times likelier than the average scientist to be a painter, 12 times as likely to be a poet, and four times as likely to be a musician."
The Office of Creative Sector Development provides benefits to the creative community in two significant ways. First, it brings opportunities for enhanced connectivity, education and shared knowledge and access to inventories of equipment/technology. Additionally the OCSD provides advocacy and policy work to stimulate entrepreneurship and job growth. Navigate the Creative Sector Resources section and learn about professional development training, networking meetings, galleries, incentives and our Creative Classifieds Section where you can post anything from a job opening, to a model request, to a studio rental.
Additional Online Resources:
- Colorado Creative Industries, Department of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade - State of Colorado
- Creative Economy Report through Colorado Creative Industries
- Americans for the Arts, a monthly update on the Arts throughout the country
- Americans for the Arts: Arts Watch
- Americans for the Arts: Economic Impact
- Arts and Business partnerships
- The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) is a regional non-profit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts
- CAFÉ Online public art entry application
- National Endowment for the Arts
- Colorado House bill approving the creation of Creative Districts statewide. This will be administered by the Colorado Creative Industries Dept underneath Office of Economic Development and International trade.
- Economic Recovery, “Where the jobs are” article in TIME magazine, discusses the benefits of establishing clusters within a community
- A Blog written by Randy Cohen of Americans for the Arts, compelling reasons for businesses and government to support the arts
- Business support/educational services at the newly renovated Public Library
- Giclée print machine at the newly renovated Public Library
- Analysis of Colorado's Creative Industries Cluster, Employment and Occupations
- TEDx Front Range
- TEDx Front Range on Facebook