Aug 21, 2015

Have you or your organization recently published a report or essay of importance that you want to be sure to share with the arts field? Have you read a report, essay, or book recently that you want to share with everyone because you found it so valuable? If so, please consider including it in the National Arts Administration and Policy Publications Database and make it available to arts practitioners and researchers for posterity.

Aug 18, 2015
Americans for the Arts mourns the loss of Melva Bucksbaum, an extraordinary patron of the arts. She passed away at the age of 82 on August 16, 2015, surrounded by her loving family in Aspen, Colorado, the mountain community that she cherished.  A generous benefactor and board member of numerous arts organizations and institutions, her lifelong interest in and support of artists and arts institutions spanned a wide arc. 
Aug 10, 2015

On Friday, August 14, 2015, more than 170 of Iowa’s top arts and culture leaders will gather for the Iowa Arts Advocacy Caucus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State Historical Building of Iowa, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. The event is free to attend, and open to media. 

Jul 31, 2015

Need more time to submit your NAMPC Scholarship application?

You’re in luck! Interested applicants now have until 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, August 2, 2015 to apply for one or more of the following opportunities, please note some opportunities may only be available to members of Americans for the Arts.

National Scholarship Opportunities:

Jul 22, 2015

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.

Jul 21, 2015

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.

Jul 16, 2015

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.

Jul 13, 2015

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. 

Jul 10, 2015

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.

Jul 08, 2015

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.