2013Americans for the Arts members are truly diverse – from large arts organizations to small ones; from funders to presenters; from urban centers to rural outposts. Despite their differences, they share the common goal of advancing and promoting the arts in their communities. Featured Member Projects highlights some of the many interesting and innovative means our members are using to strengthen their communities through the arts.
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Free mapping tool shows off the City of Brotherly Love's Creative Vitality
Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy has launched the new online tool CultureBlocks.com that maps cultural activity throughout the city of Philadelphia. By pulling information from more than 50 databases and incorporating them into one interactive map that combines artistic, economic and demographic information, CultureBlocks.com gives arts organizations, local arts agencies, municipalities and citizens the opportunity to see how culture interacts with other indicators of a vibrant city.Read more »
Diversity and the Next Generation of Arts Leaders
Diversity is a constant area of focus at Americans for the Arts, so when I saw a notice about the Business for Culture & the Arts (BCA) Arts Connector, I was intrigued. Arts Connector is the product of BCA’s commitment to engage young professionals and increase diversity in arts leadership in the Portland, Oregon region. This dynamic networking event was designed to introduce both “newbie’s” and arts enthusiast business professionals, particularly those of color, to new ways to get involved with the arts.
"Look Back on the Past and Celebrate the Present” is this year’s theme for the City of Philadelphia's Black History Month. Recognizing that Philadelphia has a long history of African-American history, culture, and tradition, the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, along with the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, plans to showcase Philadelphia as a destination for Black History Month. Read more »