The new iceality grants are a step forward towards what Washington arts critic Tyler Green suggested in his Modern Art Notes blog: “The Arts should join Washington’s think-tank culture,” says Mr. Green. “Smart arts thinkers should have the opportunity to be involved in policy debates, to develop new ideas about how government should be involved in the arts.”
The ‘Theory of Iceality’ is the understanding of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through the Arts ultimately promoting a sustainable global ‘Culture of Peace’.
ICEA was founded in 1987 to meet the compelling needs of ordinary citizens for access to current, balanced, understandable information about complex global issues.
The American Canvas Project is used in all 50 Districts of the NEA including Ohio, and in Cleveland Tom Schorgl, President of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture ( Partnership for Arts and Culture ) reported in the media that he has used The American Canvas Project extensively in his organization.
"We should not be surprised to see the concept of iceality originating from a place like Cleveland…..we should have been expecting it," Ambassador Renate said. “Environmental Art is the indigenous art form of the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area, with the historic ARK in Berea now being the home to the global Environmental Art Movement.”
"Collaboration and teaming occurred in essentially all aspects of ICEA’s Projects," he said. "The Worlds Children PeaceMonument (WCPM) and the 'Great American Peace Trail' , in particular, has been very much a “cultural industry” enterprise about creating connections between people where the whole is greater than the sum of the separate parts. This generation will play a critical role in addressing the ecological and humanitarian policy challenges for a sustainable global Culture of Peace.” Jakupca adds.
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