A Soiled Picture of Art and Labor

A Soiled Picture of Art and Labor

The deeply unequal art world’s current economic model simply isn’t working, as the story of one public art effort demonstrates quite clearly.

The Art of Dissidence and Diplomacy

The Art of Dissidence and Diplomacy

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.

IPS Holiday Party 2012

IPS Holiday Party 2012

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.

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

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.

Portrait Unveiling of Marcus Raskin

Portrait Unveiling of Marcus Raskin

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.

Art and the Arab Awakening

Art and the Arab Awakening

Since the Arab Spring, artists have helped to foster a more vibrant civil society and pointed the way toward more durable democratic institutions.

Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2012

Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2012

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.

Arts Advocacy Day

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.

Panel Discussion on Arts Funding in DC

Panel Discussion on Arts Funding in DC

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.