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On Tuesday, April 25, the National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics releases results of The Nation's Report Card: 2016 Arts. This report will demonstrate national Grade 8 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, including findings by demographic subgroups and region. The release event will explore what the data show about student skills and how the availability of resources and opportunities in arts education may shape these skills.
Sure, Broadway and Hollywood employ lots of creative people. But when it comes to artistic and cultural work, not all the action is on the coasts. New data show arts and culture account for a larger share of jobs in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado than they do nationally. For the first time, the Bureau of Economic Analysis has produced statistics spotlighting the economic impact of arts and cultural activities in each state and the District of Columbia.
Allied Arts, a United Arts Fund in Oklahoma City, has won a national philanthropic tournament, Brackets for Good. The only Oklahoma-based nonprofit to compete, Allied Arts out-fundraised 63 nonprofit organizations nationwide during the five-week competition and raised $248,232 in the sixth and final round of head-to-head competition and received a $100,000 grand prize from the title sponsor, AT&T.
President Trump's plans to defund the NEA and the NEH move forward without consideration for programs that exist successfully to serve our returning service men and women who have sacrificed physically, mentally, and morally in the service of our country. With President Trump's plans for an increase in military spending, there will be an immediate and increasing need for the military program
NBC News went to Waterloo, Iowa, where a youth art program that receives a quarter of its funding — around $11,000 —comes from the National Endowment for the Arts. It is one of many small town art programs across the country that would be severely impacted by the cuts.
A new report, Culture Shock: The Importance of National Arts Funding to New York City’s Cultural Landscape, released by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer "argues that eliminating the NEA would have a significant impact on the City, disrupting funding for hundreds of cultural organizations and jeopardizing programs for the millions of New Yorkers they serve. Organizations supported by the NEA have an outsized impact on the city, delivering arts programming and education in scores of neighborhoods, spurring creativity and critical thinking, and providing thousands of jobs to local residents."
In a March 7, 2017 email message to the nation's mayors, CEO and Executive Director of The United States Conference of Mayors affirmed the mayors' support of the National Endowment for the Arts with the following statement.
Christin Crampton Day brings 30 years of professional experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, as well as a strong background in communications, fundraising, management, and strategic planning, to her new role as Executive Director of CBCA.
ASC announced the new grant in August 2015 in response to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community’s interest in arts, science, history, and heritage programming, and a desire to experience more community-focused and innovative cultural programs.
A response to start-up culture around the country and in St. Louis, the competition is open to individuals in the 16-county bi-state region with an idea on how to use the arts to address a community need or challenge.