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Marete Wester, Senior Director of Arts Policy at Americans for the Arts, took part in the Global Alliance for Arts & Health’s conference in Houston, April 9-12. The Global Alliance, a long-time partner with Americans for the Arts, celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its founding with more than 300 of its worldwide members including professionals, students and organizations in the arts, humanities and medicine.
On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, Americans for the Arts President & CEO, Robert Lynch, was re-appointed by Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to serve a second two-year term on the U.S. Travel & Tourism Advisory Board.
Strategizing for the future of arts marketing and audience engagement is a continuous quest. This year’s NAMP Conference, November 7-10 will show you how to gain a competitive edge by proving the tools and solutions relevant for every marketer’s future. As we look ahead, which strategies, success stories, and tactics are changing the game for arts organizations across the nation?
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.
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!
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.