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Mar 04, 2015

Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, is pleased to release a new report titled Corporate Social Responsibility and the Arts that details the current landscape of corporate support for arts and culture. More corporations are focusing strategically on issues that align with their business interests and have a positive social impact on their employees, consumers, or the communities in which they do business. 

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Mar 03, 2015

Americans for the Arts today announced Transforming America’s Communities Through the Arts, a comprehensive, three-year initiative to increase understanding of the value of the arts and investment in the arts. 

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Mar 02, 2015

Nominate yourself or a colleague for one of six 2015 Annual Leadership Awards presented annually by Americans for the Arts in conjunction with Annual Convention! These awards recognize the achievements of individuals, organizations, or programs committed to enriching their communities through the arts.

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Feb 28, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25, fifteen artists, entertainers, and art patrons were celebrated at the eighth Texas Medal of Arts Awards, which celebrates Texans who promote the arts in regards to children's education, state economy and Texas culture.

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Feb 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, actor, film director, poet, singer, photographer, and valued member of the Americans for the Arts Artists Committee passed away on February 27, 2015. 

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Feb 25, 2015

Henry T. Segerstrom, managing partner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons and a member of Americans for the Arts’ Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) Executive Board, passed away on February 20, 2015. 

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Feb 25, 2015

The Salina, Kansas Community Art & Design (CAD) program was developed in 2000. Brad Anderson, Executive Director of the Salina Arts & Humnanities local arts agency that manages the program, discusses the importance of public art and how the program has impacted the community in this article which also details the included projects and some of the controversies that have been encountered along the way.

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Feb 24, 2015

Two of the foremost banjoists in the world, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, have announced plans to donate profits from merchandise sales at an upcoming concert to the Confluence Project in Eau Clair, WI. The show will take place at the State Theatre in Eau Clair on February 27. 

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Feb 24, 2015
Americans for the Arts announced today their third national summit of the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military (NIAHM) taking place on Friday, February 27, 2015. The summit is sponsored by Americans for the Arts and the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Heath/National Institutes of Health, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and is open to the media. [More]
 
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Feb 24, 2015

President Obama visited Chicago last week to designate the Pullman neighborhood as a national monument. This designation will help to protect the remains of the Pullman Palace Car Company’s factory in Chicago, and preserve other buildings that were once part of the quintessential planned company town.

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