The Long View

Jim Sparrow

Jim Sparrow is executive director of Arts United, the third-oldest united arts fund in the United States and the second largest arts council in Indiana.

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Where home is

Change is at its heart

By Jim Sparrow

Columnist Jim Sparrow says goodbye to Fort Wayne in his final column.

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Lessons from Oz

Working with what we have

By Jim Sparrow

Columnist Jim Sparrow believes Fort Wayne can benefit from lessons taught by "The Wizard of Oz."

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Leverage resources

Watch the big-picture changes

By Jim Sparrow

Not simply leveraging resources is important, columnist Jim Sparrow says, because we need to focus firmly on big-picture changes.

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Moving the needle

and believing in ourselves

By Jim Sparrow

Moving the needle is important, columnist Jim Sparrow says, but believing in ourselves is critical, too.

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Dogs

Lessons, life, love

By Jim Sparrow

Coming to love dogs taught Columnist Jim Sparrow that people should emulate doggy wisdom.

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Educating for the future

The importance of our schools

By Jim Sparrow

The quality of our education determines the quality of our future, so Columnist Jim Sparrow explores the challenges we face.

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Authentic — not perfect

For a future filled with personality

By Jim Sparrow

Our goal is authenticity more than perfection, Columnist Jim Sparrow says, for a future glowing with our city’s personality.

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Lesson from my grandfather

How to build success

By Jim Sparrow

Columnist Jim Sparrow shares a lesson he learned from his grandfather about success.

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Rethinking institutional models

Time to rebalance

By Jim Sparrow

It’s a wise time to rebalance, Columnist Jim Sparrow says, to sustain Fort Wayne’s successful arts institutions — and keep the arts vital here.

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Opportunity

Are we ready to capitalize?

By Jim Sparrow

Columnist Jim Sparrow says we do have a brand, and he suggests some words — and some reasons — to communicate it.

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Time for PR

And the strategy is simple

By Jim Sparrow

The right factors are in place and it’s time for Fort Wayne to start a public relations campaign, Columnist Jim Sparrow says.

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Donate or invest?

The difference in attitude is important

By Jim Sparrow

Columnist Jim Sparrow thinks our donations to arts and culture groups are more a community investment than a charity.

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It's a start

Beginning to get our due

By Jim Sparrow

Columnist Jim Sparrow says we’re beginning to get our due as word gets around about Fort Wayne.

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Public art

Our community brand for a creative future

By Jim Sparrow

Columnist Jim Sparrow sees so many good things in the growing interest in public art.

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Tools for success

Big projects the right start, but not the true goal

By Jim Sparrow

Fort Wayne needs a few critical tools to capitalize on its downtown successes, columnist Jim Sparrow explains.