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On the eve of National Arts Advocacy Day in the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Darren Walker inspired arts advocates with unique perspectives on the absolute need to maintain a federal investment in the arts. As the head of the second largest foundation in the nation, he also put to rest the notion that private sector funding can make up for cuts in federal funding or even serve the same role government plays in supporting the arts in America.
To kick off National Arts Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 21, Americans for the Arts sent a message in three frequently read newspapers to legislators and staffers on Capitol Hill about the importance of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Today, Americans for the Arts presented its 2017 Congressional Arts Leadership Award to Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) during national Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes distinguished service on behalf of the arts.
Americans for the Arts mourns the loss of philanthropist David Rockefeller, who died today at age 101. Rockefeller has been a profound influence and great friend to Americans for the Arts.
Americans for the Arts today announces a schedule of events for its Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy and Arts Advocacy Day, as part of the National Arts Action Summit held March 20-21, 2017. Now in their 30th year, the events are presented by Americans for the Arts with 88 national organizational partners representing arts, culture, business, civic, and education institutions and individuals nationwide. This annual series of events is particularly important with recent news that the Trump Administration’s proposed FY2018 budget shows eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and other federal cultural agencies.
Americans for the Arts president and CEO Robert L. Lynch issued a statement in response to the Trump Administration’s proposed elimination of FY2018 funding to the National Endowment for the Arts.
iPic Entertainment, manager of movie theaters, restaurants, bars, and bowling alleys that exist to make a difference in people’s lives by delivering innovative hospitality and memorable experiences, has infused visual art (installations and gallery-style hangings) into the customer experience.
Americans for the Arts releases a statement about the importance of artists and creative workers being able to acquire and maintain affordable healthcare insurance at a time when Congress is working to “repeal and replace” portions of ACA.
A new report, Culture Shock: The Importance of National Arts Funding to New York City’s Cultural Landscape, released by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer "argues that eliminating the NEA would have a significant impact on the City, disrupting funding for hundreds of cultural organizations and jeopardizing programs for the millions of New Yorkers they serve. Organizations supported by the NEA have an outsized impact on the city, delivering arts programming and education in scores of neighborhoods, spurring creativity and critical thinking, and providing thousands of jobs to local residents."
Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, today announced Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement in the 21st Century: Building the Capacity of Pennsylvania’s Cultural Sector, a new, five-year initiative to strengthen and advance the arts marketing and audience engagement skills of Pennsylvania-based arts and cultural professionals. The first cohort of participants will start in July 2017.