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Aug 20, 2014

Americans for the Arts announced today that ten state teams would join a three-year pilot program to strengthen arts education by advancing state policy. Announced at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ legislative summit in Minneapolis, the ten states entering the pilot program are:

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Aug 19, 2014

All three of our National Arts Marketing Project Conference keynotes have been announced, and it's quite the lineup.

Don't miss the chance to hear all-around pop culture expert Steve Stoute, internationally acclaimed contemporary movement artist Elizabeth Streb, and artist/successful entrepreneur Sha Hwang!

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Aug 18, 2014

Americans for the Arts acknowledges with great sadness the loss of former U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords of Vermont today.  He was the co-founder of the Congressional Arts Caucus, Senate Cultural Caucus, and of the Congressional High School Art Competition, a bi-partisan program that celebrates the talents of local high school students in Congressional districts across America.

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Aug 12, 2014

On Monday, August 11, the world lost one of its most loved comedians and most talented artists - Robin Williams. With over four decades in Hollywood under his belt, it's undeniable that he left his mark on pop culture forever. 

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Aug 12, 2014

It's that time again: Americans for the Arts is seeking at least 200 partners to make this Arts and Economic Prosperity Study larger and more comprehensive than ever before--and we invite YOU to be a part of it!

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Aug 12, 2014
A failed architect and an accidental entrepreneur, Sha has designed and built work for clients such as the New York Times, the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, CNN, MTV, Flickr, and Adobe. Previously, Sha worked at Stamen Design and cofounded the company Movity, which was acquired by the real estate company Trulia.
 
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Aug 11, 2014

Smith Micro Software and Sprint have teamed up to launch an avatar design contest that will help encourage students explore their creative side through the digital arts.

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Aug 11, 2014

Today, the Independent Sector announced the 2014 American Express NGen Fellows - 12 individuals who will contribute to Independent Sector's work on nonprofit impact and leadership over the next year. These fellows are already innovators and leaders in the nonprofit sector, and through the Fellowship will interact with established mentors and collaborate with other leaders under 40 years of age. 

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Aug 08, 2014

Throughout the month of August, JCPenney shoppers can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to support arts in education. Contributions will be donated to JCPenney Cares to help fund national and local arts education programs through partnerships with organizations such as Young Audiences Arts for Learning.
 

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Aug 08, 2014

School of Doodle, a new project sponsored by the arts service nonprofit Fractured Atlas and funded by Kickstarter, was formed with the mission to change the way girls value themselves and teach them to be loud. Founders, staff, A-list supporters, and advisory board - of which our own Nora Halpern is a member - believe in a world where girls don't have to ask for permission, and that female creativity and confidence is the foundation of the future.

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