Mar 21, 2017

Today, Americans for the Arts presented its 2017 Congressional Arts Leadership Award to Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) during national Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes distinguished service on behalf of the arts. 

Mar 17, 2017

Americans for the Arts today announces a schedule of events for its Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy and Arts Advocacy Day, as part of the National Arts Action Summit held March 20-21, 2017. Now in their 30th year, the events are presented by Americans for the Arts with 88 national organizational partners representing arts, culture, business, civic, and education institutions and individuals nationwide. This annual series of events is particularly important with recent news that the Trump Administration’s proposed FY2018 budget shows eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and other federal cultural agencies.

Mar 16, 2017

Americans for the Arts president and CEO Robert L. Lynch issued a statement in response to the Trump Administration’s proposed elimination of FY2018 funding to the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Mar 07, 2017

Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, today announced Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement in the 21st Century: Building the Capacity of Pennsylvania’s Cultural Sector, a new, five-year initiative to strengthen and advance the arts marketing and audience engagement skills of Pennsylvania-based arts and cultural professionals. The first cohort of participants will start in July 2017.

Feb 08, 2017

Americans for the Arts president and CEO Robert L. Lynch issued a statement in response to Elisabeth P. “Betsy” DeVos’s confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education. 

Jan 19, 2017

Americans for the Arts’ president and CEO Robert L. Lynch issued a statement in response to an article today in The Hill

Jan 19, 2017

Americans for the Arts and The United States Conference of Mayors today presented the 2017 Public Leadership in the Arts Awards to two elected officials at The United States Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting. Mayor Martin Walsh and Mayor Satish Hiremath have supported and promoted arts and culture in their communities. 

Jan 19, 2017
Americans for the Arts and The United States Conference of Mayors presented the 2017 Public Arts Leadership Awards at the mayors’ Winter Meeting. Satish Hiremath, mayor of Oro Valley, Arizona, was awarded the National Award for Local Arts Leadership for cities with a population fewer than 100,000.
 
Jan 19, 2017

Americans for the Arts and The United States Conference of Mayors presented the 2017 Public Arts Leadership Awards at the mayors’ Winter Meeting. Martin Walsh, mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, received the National Award for Local Arts Leadership for cities with a population of 100,000 or more. 

Jan 05, 2017

Americans for the Arts today announces six additions to its 38-member Board of Directors. The group collectively includes leaders in the areas of cultural policy, business, innovation, and the arts.

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