While Americans for the Arts is not a grantmaking organization, we do offer our members the tools, professional development, and programming that will prepare them and their communities to access and better qualify for funding opportunities.

Members enjoy discounted rates to our annual events like Annual Convention and National Arts Marketing Program Conference, both which offer professional development networking opportunities and sessions centered on visibility and fundraising. They also receive access to all our research and reports and discounts on our customizable research and report services.

Local Arts Agencies are like snowflakes; no two are exactly alike. Each has its own strengths and challenges. Some are well funded Departments of Cultural Affairs. Some are small organizations with a shoe string budget. The rest fall somewhere in between. What this means is we have to fundraise to deliver our programs and services and partner as often as possible. Both require patience, flexibility, and an innovative mindset to extend our reach into the community.” – Marc Folk, “Local Arts Agencies are like Snowflakes,” ARTSblog

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Nov 13, 2014

The NABE Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) is awarding its seventh annual America

Sep 16, 2014

KRIS wine and Americans for the Arts have teamed up again to help support arts education through the

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Oct 17, 2014

On Oct. 1, the Wallace Foundation announced they are launching a new six-year $40 million initiative focused on audience building for performing arts.

Jul 27, 2014

Thrive Fund is making significant contributions towards Charlotte’s Arts.

Jul 08, 2014

NYC Mayor, Bill De Blasio, recently announced a $23 million increase to the city’s education budget specifically for arts education.

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