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Jul 01, 2015

In today’s competitive business climate, creativity is the key to building a competitive advantage. Throughout the United States, the most innovative businesses are turning to the arts to help them meet some of their most difficult and vital objectives.

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Jul 01, 2015

Ohio’s two-year state budget was signed by Gov. John Kasich on June 30 and includes an historic increase in state funding for the Ohio Arts Council (OAC).

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Jun 30, 2015

The Arts & Business Council of New York (ABC/NY) recently launched an online matching portal for its Employee Engagement Program.

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Jun 24, 2015

Grant deadline alert!  Did you know that funds are available for arts projects in and about the National Park System?  

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Jun 24, 2015

On June 17, California Governor Jerry Brown approved an increase of $8.3 million from the state’s general fund to the California Arts Council, which is $2.1 million more than what he originally proposed for the 2015-2016 budget.

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Jun 24, 2015

Last Friday, June 19, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed off on capping the state's film tax credit program at $180 million. In the bill, a provision stipulates that film productions will not be able cash in on awarded film credit until the middle of 2016. The law will also place a limit of issuing no more than $30 million per film, which could impact large productions selecting Louisiana to film.

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Jun 24, 2015

On June 18, Philadelphia City Council announced that it would not decrease the Philadelphia Cultural Fund's budget. In his 2016 proposed budget, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced he would decrease the Cultural Fund's budget to $1.8 million - a cut of 40 percent. The City Council has now approved an amended city budget that will keep the Philadelphia Cultural Fund's budget at $3.14 million.

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Jun 22, 2015

Members of Americans for the Arts are invited to apply for several scholarships opportunities to attend the

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Jun 16, 2015

Today, the U.S. Senate approved legislation in subcommittee to level-fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the coming fiscal year. It was the first time in nearly six years that the Senate considered the underlying legislation.

Also today, the U.S. House approved its appropriations bill in full committee, also level-funding the agencies.

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Jun 15, 2015

On May 23rd and 24th 2015, the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra capped its season with the second iteration of Symphony in Sculpture—a musical tour of the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park—which featured six new movements by Emmy Award-winning composer Steve Heitzeg.

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