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Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, is pleased to release a new report titled Corporate Social Responsibility and the Arts that details the current landscape of corporate support for arts and culture. More corporations are focusing strategically on issues that align with their business interests and have a positive social impact on their employees, consumers, or the communities in which they do business.
Americans for the Arts today announced Transforming America’s Communities Through the Arts, a comprehensive, three-year initiative to increase understanding of the value of the arts and investment in the arts.
Nominate yourself or a colleague for one of six 2015 Annual Leadership Awards presented annually by Americans for the Arts in conjunction with Annual Convention! These awards recognize the achievements of individuals, organizations, or programs committed to enriching their communities through the arts.
Henry T. Segerstrom, managing partner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons and a member of Americans for the Arts’ Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) Executive Board, passed away on February 20, 2015.
With the impending dissolution of the Arts & Health Alliance (Alliance), its Board asked Americans for the Arts to help by providing access to online resources and serving as a home for its members. Americans for the Arts recognizes the transformative power of the arts, and part of our 2015-2017 Strategic Plan is to raise awareness and understanding of all the ways the arts help to transform communities.
In the beginining of February the Public Art Network (PAN) Council members came together in Los Angeles, CA for thier annual winter meeting.
The Americans for the Arts 2015 Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review is open for submissions. The annual PAN Year in Review recognizes exemplary, innovative and creative public art projects completed in the previous calendar year, 2014. Up to 50 projects will be selected and presented at the Americans for the Arts Public Art & Placemaking Preconference happening June 10-12, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
Susane “Suzy” Josephson Finesilver, Americans for the Arts National Patron, passed away February 1, 2015. She born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1916 and lived there for her entire life. Americans for the Arts will miss her dedication to the arts and volunteerism, which helped shape so many organizations working to advance the arts and arts education across the country.