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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:
Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month?
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!
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!
Today, the Independent Sector announced the 2014 American Express NGen Fellows - 12 individuals who will contribute to Independent Sector's work on nonprofit impact and leadership over the next year. These fellows are already innovators and leaders in the nonprofit sector, and through the Fellowship will interact with established mentors and collaborate with other leaders under 40 years of age.
School of Doodle, a new project sponsored by the arts service nonprofit Fractured Atlas and funded by Kickstarter, was formed with the mission to change the way girls value themselves and teach them to be loud. Founders, staff, A-list supporters, and advisory board - of which our own Nora Halpern is a member - believe in a world where girls don't have to ask for permission, and that female creativity and confidence is the foundation of the future.
Americans for the Arts president and CEO Robert Lynch was named on The NonProfit Times' 2014 Power and Influence Top 50. This is the third consecutive year Lynch has been recognized by the publication for his leadership for Americans for the Arts.