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Jun 17, 2017

Americans for the Arts announced that RedCan Graffiti Jam of the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota has been awarded the esteemed Robert E. Gard award. The award recognizes and celebrates exemplary work at the intersection of the arts and community life, and was presented today at Americans for the Arts’ Annual Convention in San Francisco.

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Jun 17, 2017

A new national study by Americans for the Arts finds that the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion in economic activity in 2015—$63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and an additional $102.5 billion in event-related spending by their audiences. This activity supported 4.6 million jobs and generated $27.5 billion in government revenue. 

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Jun 16, 2017

Americans for the Arts today honors 49 outstanding public arts projects created in 2016 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Chosen by a jury from 325 entries representing communities across the country, the roster of winning projects was unveiled at Americans for the Arts’ 2017 Annual Convention in San Francisco. 

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Jun 15, 2017

The United States Urban Arts Federation (USUAF), an alliance of the arts agencies of the sixty largest cities and a program of Americans for the Arts, today announced that Michael Killoren is the recipient of the 2017 Ray Hanley Innovation Award. The USUAF established this award in 2007 to recognize outstanding individual contributions to arts and culture in American cities.

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Jun 12, 2017

Small businesses often commission street artists to create stunning murals on the side of their buildings or gates. Can partnerships like these have broader effects for a neighborhood?

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Jun 08, 2017

Richard H. Brodhead is the president of Duke University. This op-ed was contributed to USA Today and The Clarion-Ledger.

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Jun 08, 2017

Parker, South Dakota’s Parker High School has been named as the grand prize winner of the eighth annual Vans Custom Culture art competition. Vans and their Custom Culture program partners, including Americans for the Arts, awarded $50,000 toward the school’s arts education program. 

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Jun 07, 2017

Business Contributions to the Arts: 2017 Edition, published by The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts, looks at trends in support for the arts from small, midsize, and large US businesses. 

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Jun 06, 2017

This op-ed was contributed to The Arizona Republic by James K. Ballinger is director emeritus at Phoenix Art Museum; Brenda Thomson is executive director of Arizona Humanities; and Thomas H. Wilson is president of Arizona Citizens for the Arts.

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Jun 02, 2017

Bob Satnan, communications director for Sedalia School District 200 contributed this op-ed to Sedalia Democrat.

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