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Theo Bikel worked with Americans for the Arts from its earliest days when it was known as the Associated Councils on the Arts. He was a board member starting in the early 1970’s and continued in that role for nearly 30 years, later becoming a member of the Artists Committee.
Americans for the Arts and Cultural Data Project (CDP) announced Monday a new collaboration between the two organizations as we begin our fifth national economic impact study of the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5.
Through the deft work of the Senate education committee, the leadership team of Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) succeeded in crafting and maintaining a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Today, the Senate voted to approve the Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177), by a vote of 81-17, a remarkable finish, especially considering the number of amendments that were filed (nearly 200 in all) and several other controversial provisions that could have sunk the bill.
On Sunday, July 12, 2015, Americans for the Arts, in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo), presented the 2015 Public Leadership in the Arts Award for County Arts Leadership to Riverside County, California. The award was presented at NACo's annual conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Health for Life, a new program created by the Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT) at the VA, is changing the way they talk about healthcare to include the arts in healing as a valued asset to whole health care and well-being for our Veterans.
Today, Americans for the Arts and the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) presented South Dakota Lt. Governor Matt Michels with the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for State Arts Leadership, which honors a public official who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the advancement of the arts at the state level. Michels received his award at the NLGA’s Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In today’s competitive business climate, creativity is the key to building a competitive advantage. Throughout the United States, the most innovative businesses are turning to the arts to help them meet some of their most difficult and vital objectives.
Ohio’s two-year state budget was signed by Gov. John Kasich on June 30 and includes an historic increase in state funding for the Ohio Arts Council (OAC).
Members of Americans for the Arts are invited to apply for several scholarships opportunities to attend the
Americans for the Arts yesterday honored 31 outstanding public arts projects created in 2014 through the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. The works were chosen from more than 300 entries across the country and recognized at the 2015 Annual Convention in Chicago.