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May 05, 2015

In April, Americans for the Arts’ VP of Research and Policy, Randy Cohen, and VP of Private Sector Initiatives, Emily Peck, attended Council on Foundations’ annual meeting in San Francisco. Council on Foundations is a strategic partner of Americans for the Arts, and is committed to showcasing the transformative power of connecting philanthropy and art.

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May 04, 2015

Last week, Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, garnered media attention as the featured speaker at the Innovation & Creativity Through the Arts breakfast sponsored by the Wichita Arts Council. He shared his experience and presented ideas, inspiration, and real-world examples of how the arts can create jobs, retain young professionals, and attract new businesses.

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May 04, 2015

Station North, one of three Baltimore Arts and Entertainment Districts, has been working to assist the community after last week's protests. Located in the heart of Baltimore and spanning the neighborhoods of Charles North, Greenmount West, and Barclay, Station North is a diverse collection of artist live-work spaces, galleries, rowhomes, and businesses.

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Apr 29, 2015

Today, April 29, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra hosted a “free concert in support of our community” at noon outside its home at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, a short drive from some of the city’s worst looting.

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Apr 29, 2015

The new Whitney Museum, which opens to the public in New York City this week, has built a multifaceted partnership with automotive sponsor, Audi. For Audi, the partnership continues a longstanding tradition of championing the arts and forging relationships fueled by creativity and forward thinking.

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Apr 27, 2015

In December 2014, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed SB 84 into law, which created the post of Ohio Poet Laureate. Ohio joined forty-four other states, including the District of Columbia, that already have an official poet laureate.

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Apr 27, 2015

In Missouri, Rep. Kathy Swan (R-Cape Girardeau) is championing House Bill 803 (HB 803) to breathe new life into the state’s film tax credit program, which ended in 2013.

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Apr 27, 2015

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed to raise the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs budget from $9.8 million to $11 million—an increase of 12.2%. This will mark the largest funding increase Cultural Affairs has received since the Recession. With the proposed funding increase, the department’s staff will rise from 41 to 49. Some of the positions include two new regional managers, 3 new arts instructors, and three new employees for the public art division.

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Apr 27, 2015

The Arts & Science Council's (ASC) 60-minute documentary, Spiral Bound, follows a group of high school students in ASC's Studio 345 program–an out-of-school youth development program for high school students in Charlotte, NC–in their quest for social justice through the nation's education system. After premiering on its home turf at the end of 2014, Spiral Bound was chosen to be shown at the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival.

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Apr 24, 2015

Americans for the Arts has partnered again with Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) for the 2015 Arts Destination Marketing Award.

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