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Portland’s Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA) and the University of Oregon Arts & Administration Program are hosting a series of events for emerging leaders in the arts and in business in Portland, OR on March 6 and 7, 2014.
Today, the Obama Administration released its FY 2015 budget request to Congress, which includes funding for the nation's cultural agencies and programs, such as the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Office of Museum Services, and the Department of Education's Arts In Education program.
Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts stated the following:
Blue Moon Brewing Company is celebrating the Lunar New Moon and the official launch of the @BlueMoonBrewCo Twitter handle with an interactive public art installation this Saturday, March 1, at DUMBO Plaza in Brooklyn, NY. When anyone 21 and older retweets @BlueMoonBrewCo on March 1, the moon will rise and Blue Moon Brewing Company will make a $5 donation to Americans for the Arts!
The NABE Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), and Americans for the Arts jointly announced that Yili Zhou has won the 6th annual NABE Foundation Americans for the Arts Scholarship Award. Zhou was presented with the scholarship on Monday, February 24during a luncheon at the NABE Economic Policy Conference in Arlington, VA.
Emily Peck, Vice President of Private Sector Initatives at Americans for the Arts, wrote to Giving Thoughts, The Conference Board's blog, in response to their recent interview with Peter Singer in which he stated "resources we use towards museums and symphony orchestra's could do more good if used to help the global poor." She comapres and contasts reserch done by American
On Monday, February 3, the arts world lost cultural maven and lifetime arts advocate, Joan Mondale. As the wife of Walter Mondale, vice president to President Jimmy Carter, she used her public position to place a bright spotlight on the vital role that artists and arts organizations play in strengthening American communities.
Since 1997, Americans for the Arts has partnered annually with The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), the official nonpartisan organization of the 1,139 US cities with populations of 30,000 or more, to honor elected officials and artists for their outstanding public leadership in the advancement of the arts. Recipients were honored on Friday, Janurary 24 at The United States Conference of Mayors’ 82nd annual winter meeting in Washington, D.C.
Every year, grassroots advocates from across the country join Americans for the Arts and 85+ other co-sponsoring organizations for Arts Advocacy Day - a two-day event where atendees learn the tools and talking points they need to make an impact when they visit their members of Congress in support of issues like arts education policy, charitable tax deduction, and funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
On Jan. 8, 2014, Americans for the Arts, along with twelve other arts and educational advocacy organizations release A Shared Endeavor: Arts Education for America’s Students. This document articulates the purpose and value of arts education in the balanced curriculum of all students, asserting its place as a core academic subject area, and detailing how sequential arts learning can be supported by rigorous national standards and assessments.
Learning in the arts enables every individual to develop the critical thinking, collaborative, and creative skills necessary to succeed in today’s ever-changing world. Americans for the Arts, and it’s national charity partner, Vans Custom Culture, envision a country where every child has access to—and takes part in–high quality learning experiences in the arts, both in school and in the community.