The Cost of Creativity http://michiganradio.org en The Cost of Creativity - A Radio Documentary http://michiganradio.org/post/cost-creativity-radio-documentary <p>For the Michigan Radio documentary, "The Cost of Creativity," reporters Jennifer Guerra and Kyle Norris looked at how artists and art programs are currently doing in Michigan and whether the arts help Michigan move forward as a state. They explored how artists have reacted to the down economy, and introduced us to non-artists who are using the arts to help them deal with personal and professional challenges. You can listen and read more here!</p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 11:28:43 +0000 Jennifer Guerra, Kyle Norris & The Cost of Creativity 1048 at http://michiganradio.org The Cost of Creativity - A Radio Documentary Artists at Work (video) http://michiganradio.org/post/artists-work-video <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="youtube-player" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/d08L1glSLrU?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="425" frameborder="0" height="349"></iframe> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 11:22:01 +0000 Jennifer Guerra & The Cost of Creativity 1049 at http://michiganradio.org Photographing the so-called 'ruins' of Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/photographing-so-called-ruins-detroit <p>Photographers from around the world parachute in to take pictures of Detroit’s crumbling, abandoned landscape. Some call it journalism or art; others call it ruin porn.</p> Sun, 09 Jan 2011 20:29:51 +0000 Jennifer Guerra & The Cost of Creativity 804 at http://michiganradio.org Photographing the so-called 'ruins' of Detroit Seniors find meaning in music http://michiganradio.org/post/seniors-find-meaning-music <p>In the basement of a church in Grand Rapids, there's a rehearsal for the Beginners Swing Band. Most of the musicians here are in their sixties and seventies.</p> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:30:29 +0000 Kyle Norris & The Cost of Creativity 391 at http://michiganradio.org Seniors find meaning in music Writing helps heal http://michiganradio.org/post/writing-helps-heal <p>Russ Hicks has recently experienced the death of his spouse and the loss of his job of 22 years. The thing helping him cope, is his writing.</p> Tue, 02 Nov 2010 19:13:01 +0000 Kyle Norris & The Cost of Creativity 1024 at http://michiganradio.org Writing helps heal Crafting a career out of woven rugs (slideshow) http://michiganradio.org/post/crafting-career-out-woven-rugs-slideshow <p>Cross Village in northern Michigan is like a lot of small, rural towns in the state, where money is tight and jobs are scarce. And when winter comes around and all the tourists are gone, the outlook is even bleaker. So a group of women started up a cottage industry of rug making to help locals sustain themselves through the lean months.</p> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:01:06 +0000 Jennifer Guerra & The Cost of Creativity 177 at http://michiganradio.org Crafting a career out of woven rugs (slideshow) Artists seek a room of their own in Detroit (audio slideshow) http://michiganradio.org/post/artists-seek-room-their-own-detroit-audio-slideshow <p>Struggling artists generally don't make a lot of money, so they tend to live in grittier parts of the city where rent is really cheap. Inevitably, they spruce things up, more people move in, rent goes up, and artists are priced out. To ensure that doesn't happen to them in Detroit, a group of artists are taking matters into their own hands.</p> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:26:27 +0000 Jennifer Guerra & The Cost of Creativity 175 at http://michiganradio.org Artists seek a room of their own in Detroit (audio slideshow) Juggling for love & money http://michiganradio.org/post/juggling-love-money-0 <p>Gerry Bose has worked as paint contractor for much of his life in new construction. He actually painted the insides of a lot of new mc-mansions. But when the housing bubble burst a few years ago, Bose lost 80% of his work. Since then he's laid off his two employees, and he's had to scramble for work as a painter.</p> Wed, 29 Sep 2010 18:48:33 +0000 Kyle Norris & The Cost of Creativity 1021 at http://michiganradio.org Juggling for love & money New college scholarship is brewing up north http://michiganradio.org/post/new-college-scholarship-brewing-north <p>It costs a lot of money for Michigan students to go to college. Tuition is up at nearly every Michigan school, and the $4,000 once awarded to students under the state's Promise Scholarship has been cut. As a result, lots of students have to take out loans or work to pay for school.</p> Wed, 15 Sep 2010 21:52:02 +0000 Jennifer Guerra & The Cost of Creativity 1006 at http://michiganradio.org New college scholarship is brewing up north Teens rock out at the Jackson Symphony Orchestra http://michiganradio.org/post/teens-rock-out-jackson-symphony-orchestra-2 <p>Like a lot of Michigan cities, Jackson is hurting. The economy is in the tank, the unemployment rate is high, and stores continue to close, including the few places in town where teenagers could go hear live music. That has left those who live there with not much to do on a Friday night.</p> Thu, 05 Aug 2010 21:38:06 +0000 Jennifer Guerra & The Cost of Creativity 1005 at http://michiganradio.org Teens rock out at the Jackson Symphony Orchestra Merze Tate Travel Club opens doors (slideshow) http://michiganradio.org/post/merze-tate-travel-club-opens-doors-slideshow <p>Kids can learn a lot about a place through books, television, and the web. But one Kalamazoo woman thinks you can't really know a place or its people, unless you go and visit, which is why she started a travel club.</p> Fri, 18 Jun 2010 19:23:55 +0000 Kyle Norris & The Cost of Creativity 1025 at http://michiganradio.org Merze Tate Travel Club opens doors (slideshow) Losing a Gem http://michiganradio.org/post/losing-gem <p>A Kalamazoo arts organization that was considered a real success story has shut its doors, for now. Michigan Radio's Kyle Norris looks at why The Smart Shop Metal Arts Center has closed and what the future may hold.</p> Mon, 07 Jun 2010 18:32:24 +0000 Kyle Norris & The Cost of Creativity 1019 at http://michiganradio.org Losing a Gem