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Apr 24, 2014

The Fund for the Arts, Louisville’s united arts fund, has announced that Christen Boone will replace Barbara Sexton Smith as President & CEO upon her retirement in August 2014. Boone currently serves as Director of the Greater Louisville Project, and has previously worked for Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Fund for the Arts.

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Apr 24, 2014

The Tennessee Arts Commission is offering grants to Tennessee-based arts organizations and individuals for Americans for the Arts' Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee this June 12 - 15. Winning organizations and individuals must pay for their registration upfront, and then will be reimbursed upon submission and approval of invoices.

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Apr 23, 2014

In March 2014, the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) published its annual State of the Nonprofit Sector. Our VP of Research, Randy Cohen, breaks down the findings for us on ARTSBlog

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Apr 23, 2014

ArtsWave, one of the nation’s oldest united arts funds based in Cincinnati, announced that their recently completed 2014 campaign has been the most successful to date. The campaign saw community contributions of more than $12 million, surpassing the organization’s goal for the year. This campaign marks the final year with CEO and Americans for the Arts' board member Mary McCullough-Hudson at the helm, as she plans to retire in August.

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Apr 11, 2014

Marete Wester, Senior Director of Arts Policy at Americans for the Arts, took part in the Global Alliance for Arts & Health’s conference in Houston, April 9-12. The Global Alliance, a long-time partner with Americans for the Arts, celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its founding with more than 300 of its worldwide members including professionals, students and organizations in the arts, humanities and medicine.

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Apr 10, 2014

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites you to join us online for a gala national event featuring Walter Isaacson, the biographer of Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein, speaking on The Intersection of the Humanities and the Sciences.

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Apr 10, 2014

Pamela Hogan, Executive Director of the Fender® Museum of the Arts Foundation in Corona, CA and member of Americans for the Arts, testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Interior Appropriations Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in support of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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Apr 09, 2014

Good ideas can come from anywhere…if you ask us, convicts are pretty interesting people” comments Ben Pfutzenreuter, one of the founders of Concepting with Convicts, a project that partners with convicted felons to create powerful ads through the prison pen pal system. The partnership consists of the felon serving as art director or writer for an ad that is completed with help from the four directors of the project.

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Apr 09, 2014

The annual congressional letters to the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees saw boosted support; the bipartisan House letter led by Congressional Arts Caucus co-Chairs Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) received 134 signatures! Last year, the letter yielded 95 signatures. In the Senate, 29 Senators signed a similar letter led by Sen.

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Apr 07, 2014

Since the onset of the euro crisis, Portugal’s government has shrunk in size and sold various assets amounting to about $11 billion. However, the plan to sell off a collection of works by Catalan artist Joan Miró faced much opposition and intense conversation. The debate about how much the state should be allowed to sell led to the question of whether a nation’s cultural heritage is out of bounds.

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