Over the summer, PKPR has placed stories in outlets from Quartz to DIY Network to Food Republic on how Creative Exchange is helping communities nationwide replicate Community Supported Art programs. The program is modeled after Community Supported Agriculture, but instead of buying a share to receive produce from a local farm, shareholders receive boxes of original art made by local artists.
Skyrocketing studio rental costs is the biggest challenge facing New York City’s creative sector, according to the Center for Urban Future’s Creative New York Report released in June 2015. In the ten neighborhoods most closely associated with art and creativity, rents rose by at least 32 percent from 2000 to 2012.
This summer, ArtBuilt Mobile Studios demonstrated one potential solution to the crisis at the Queens Museum, where two artists participated residencies in the mobile studio. Built at an extremely low price-point, the 8.5 X 19.5 studio on wheels showcases how artists that might never qualify for a commercial lease or even a home loan could potentially own their own workspace for as little as $13,000. It can run on grid power, biodiesel, or solar, and its ultra-efficient heating and cooling systems are integrated.
PKPR secured coverage in outlets including The Atlantic’s CityLab (”Forget tiny houses, it’s time for tiny artist studios”), Untapped Cities, Inhabitat, PSFK, andTrendHunter
With the nation gearing up for the 2016 elections, the Knight News Challenge on Elections in Austin last week awarded $3.2 million to a range of innovative projects that increase voter participation and better inform voters at both the national and local levels.
Outlets from The Huffington Post to VentureBeat looked at all of the winning projects, while many outlets provided deeper looks at individual winners. Highlights included:
- The Guardian profiled a program that will recruit barbers in predominantly African-American communities to disseminate nonpartisan voting information and resources
- The Dailly Dot did a fantastic, in depth piece looking at a project that will expose “dark money” in campaign financing
- National Journal explored an AP project to create a more accurate alternative to exit polling
For the second time in less than eight months, PKPR secured a half-page feature story on POBA in The New York Times.
Today’s article in The New York Times tells the remarkable story of how POBA is helping to archive and preserve over 1000 letters written between a New Jersey couple - Sandy and Hy Schulman - during World War II.
Read more about the letters in The Star Ledger and watch the interview with 92-year old Sandy Schulman above.
In public radio stations across the country every day, musicians like Chet Faker, Sylvan Esso, and Alt-J are delivering intimate, jaw-dropping, spine-tingling performances. Now, the best of these in-studio video gems, as well as no-holds-barred artist interviews and must-see live streamed concerts curated from the nation’s most influential public radio stations, can be found under one roof at VuHaus, a new video platform and mobile app for music fans seeking to experience and discover the best new artists and songs.
PKPR handled the launch of Vuhuaus, securing coverage in wide range of music including CMJ, International Business Times, Music Times, Adweek, AppAdvice, TechHive, Radio Ink, Current, Talking New Media, Indie Music, and RAIN News.