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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).
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.
Members of Americans for the Arts are invited to apply for several scholarships opportunities to attend the
This year, Americans for the Arts is honoring Lara Davis with the American Express Emerging Leaders Award. Given annually since 2006 and sponsored by American Express since 2011, the American Express Emerging Leaders Award recognizes an exceptional new and/or young arts professional for their exemplary leadership, deep engagement with community, and strong commitment to advancing the arts.
This year, Americans for the Arts is honoring Richard E. Huff with the Selina Roberts Ottum Award. Presented jointly by Americans for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts for the past 25 years, the Selina Roberts Ottum Award recognizes outstanding contributions in the local arts agency field.
This year, Americans for the Arts is honoring Jeff Hawthorne with the Michael Newton Award. For the past 25 years, the Michael Newton Award has recognized exemplary leadership skills and extraordinary dedication to supporting the arts through a united arts fund, which is a combined effort to raise money on behalf of multiple arts institutions in the community, or through unique and powerful partnerships with the private sector.
On Thursday, June 4th, Americans for the Arts is participating in Do More 24. Powered by United Way of the National Capital Area, Do More 24 is a local movement that brings together nonprofit organizations, companies, and people committed to making a difference in our community. Make a gift to Americans for the Arts on June 4th and together, let’s do more for the arts.
This year, Americans for the Arts is honoring the Association for Public Art (aPA) with the Public Art Network Award. Given annually since 2003, the award honors innovative contributions to, and exemplary commitment and leadership in, public art.
Today, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) will expand its successful Turnaround Arts initiative into five additional school districts, as the program continues to successfully help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap, and increase student engagement through the arts.
This year, Americans for the Arts is honoring Ann Marie Miller with the Alene Valkanas State Arts Advocacy Award. Since 2007, the Alene Valkanas State Arts Advocacy Award has honored an individual whose arts advocacy efforts have dramatically affected the political landscape at the state level.