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For the past seven years, Barry's Blog - an independent service of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) - publishes an annual list of the most influential individuals in the nonprofit arts.
Each year, Americans for the Arts, through the Business Committee for the Arts, recognizes ten U.S. companies for their exceptional commitment to the arts through local partnerships with artists and arts organizations, arts and culture grants and sponsorships, matching gift and corporate giving campaigns, volunteer programs and pro bono services, initiatives that engage employees and evoke creativity in the workplace, and board membership and leadership.
Annually, each September, a week is designated by Congress as Arts in Education Week. According to the resolution, which was signed into law on July 26, 2006, the week following the second Sunday in the month of September shall be 'Arts in Education Week.'
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:
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!
Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month?
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.
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.
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!