By Brian Woods, The Schubert Club—a member of The Arts Partnership On a quiet Sunday morning at the Macy’s store at Mall of America in Bloomington, MN, soon after the store had opened, customers and employees were surprised by Random Acts of Culture® as they went about their morning shopping! The Arts Partnership presented a [...]
By Erik Lambertsen, Knight Foundation I stepped down the staircase to the third track and opened the heavy glass door to Market East Station’s platform. I examined the weary faces of those about to join me for another long commute. Some contemplated daily responsibilities of making dinner and taking care of their families. Others smoldered [...]
By Michael Bolton, Opera Company of Philadelphia What happens when thousands of people descend upon one of the nation’s most historic sites to experience the arts? Lots of people smile! Arts lovers and novices joined together with their friends and families to see the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s opening night production of Bizet’s Carmen, as [...]
By Gina Rudan, Genuine Insights Gina Rudan, the president of Genuine Insights Inc, witnessed her first Random Act of Culture® at the 2011 TEDxMIA conference. She posted about the experience this month on her website. Click here to read the entire post and enjoy an excerpt… A Random Act of Genius Exploring the creative place [...]
The Sixth Floor Trio has taken Random Acts of Culture™ on the road. Our newest Random Act of Culture® partner will be performing 80 RACs throughout 2011-12 in Philadelphia, Charlotte, San Jose & Miami. They started with a bang on August 30, surprising visitors at the Philadelphia Art Museum with 10 performances of original works arranged from [...]
On July 18, National Endowment of the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman experienced a Random Act of Culture® firsthand while speaking at the Chautauqua Ampitheater. The Chautauqua Opera Company surprised Landesman mid-speech with music by Puccini to illustrate his point about local, live art events. Enjoy the video above.
Knight Arts’ Random Acts of Culture™ is at 379 performances and counting. As the program moves into its second year and nears its goal of 1,000 performances in three years, Knight Foundation Vice President/Arts and Random Acts of Culture™ founder Dennis Scholl shares the concept & the reactions with Plum TV.
By Aaron Fiedler, Arts & Science Council Last month the Arts & Science Council wrapped up its Random Act of Culture® performances for the fiscal year. Opera Carolina, Charlotte Symphony and Passion for Tango all participated in performances on the eve of FY12 . All three groups delighted visitors and shoppers throughout Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Opera [...]
To date, Knight Foundation’s Random Acts of Culture™ program has performed 360 random acts throughout Knight Foundation’s eight resident communities of Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, San Jose and St Paul. Yet, the program’s reach extends well beyond these city borders. This week, the New Jersey-based Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation posted about the program in its [...]
Random Acts of Culture™ hits the small screen in this video created for the 2011 Arts & Science Council’s 2011 Impact & Investment luncheon, Follow ASC president Scott Provancher on an engaging, sometimes random, artistic trip through Charlotte.