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Feb 04, 2016

We Connect The Dots – a STEAM education program – joined with the Microsoft Corporation today to ring the opening bell of the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City.

The ceremony celebrated the success of We Connect the Dots, its partnership with Microsoft and their collective work to close the opportunity divide in technology, education and STEAM education.

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Feb 04, 2016

Former astronaut, Alvin Drew, spoke about adding the arts and humanities to STEM – science, technology, engineering and math education – at a recent White House convening.

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Feb 04, 2016

The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra will be included in the half-time show of this year’s Super Bowl.  Music Director, Gustavo Dudamel of the Los Angeles Philharmonic will conduct a group of students from this El Sistema inspired program.

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Feb 03, 2016

Stark County’s About magazine named its county arts council’s CEO, Robb Hankins, Person of the Year for 2015. In the decade since he has been in his position at ArtsinStark, Hankins has championed local artists and helped transform Canton, Ohio’s downtown into a vibrant hub through the arts. He has also expanded the council’s in-school arts program, SmArts, to all of the local public school districts and Catholic elementary and middle schools.  

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Jan 29, 2016

Americans for the Arts is pleased to offer a number of full ride and reimbursement scholarships to individuals interested in attending the 2016 Annual Convention in Boston from June 16 -19, 2016.

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Jan 28, 2016

Fund for the Arts, one of the nation’s oldest United Arts Funds raising money for the arts community in Louisville, KY, recently revealed a new logo, the first step in unveiling a new brand and identity for the over 60-year-old organization.

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Jan 18, 2016

The 296 Project, an Art Therapy based Veterans Service Organization based in Alexandria, VA was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Veterans Award’ for 2015, presented by Mission Complete. The ‘Veterans Awards’ or "Vettys", honor those organizations that have dedicated their work to creating an America where our nation’s heroes are able to live the lives they deserve and acces

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Jan 15, 2016

ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council, the 5-county arts council serving the Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas areas, announced its new President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce W. Davis.  Davis will transition into a position currently held by Susan Stanton, who has served as interim President and CEO since July.

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Jan 13, 2016

“Ashley joins us at a pivotal time for our future work in arts education and education reform in general," said Ken May, S.C. Arts Commission executive director. “We are focused on responding to the findings of our 2014 Arts Education Task Force, which recommended new approaches to provide high quality arts education to students in high poverty areas. The House Education Task Force is focused on responding to the Abbeville school equity lawsuit and built into its recommendations a piece that relates to arts education. We have been involved in those discussions and anticipate having a role in carrying out any resulting legislation.”

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Jan 11, 2016
Liz Lerman—choreographer, author, educator, 2002 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship recipient, and longtime Americans for the Arts Artists Committee member and Board member—will join the faculty of Arizona State University at the beginning of the spring semester. Lerman will assume a unique position as Institute Professor to lead programs and courses that span disciplines within and beyond ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. She will create a cooperative of artists, researchers, and civic leaders in a lab-like environment to experiment with methods and techniques for broad social impact. Working across disciplinary lines and schools, her Ensemble Lab will examine the role of artists in society, expand artists’ professional opportunities, and prepare artists to be both imaginative innovators and civic partners.

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