Oct 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, announces its annual National Arts Awards honorees. The awards recognize artists and arts leaders who exhibit exemplary national leadership and whose work demonstrates extraordinary achievement.

Oct 09, 2014

Americans for the Arts and the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) will be joined by singer-songwriter and arts education activist Ben Folds to launch the new National Core Arts Standards on Monday, October 20.

Oct 01, 2014

WASHINGTON—October 1, 2014—National Arts & Humanities Month kicks off October 1, 2014. The monthlong celebration is the country’s largest collective celebration of arts and culture.

Americans for the Arts, the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, encourages all Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in the arts.

Sep 03, 2014

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK—September 3, 2014—Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announced the honoree companies selected by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts, as the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America for 2014.

Aug 20, 2014

WASHINGTON– August 20, 2014 – Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, 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:

Jul 24, 2014

WASHINGTON – July 24, 2014 – Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, and the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) will present Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann 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. Lt. Gov.

Jul 10, 2014

WASHINGTON – July 11, 2014 – Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo), will present the 2014 Public Leadership in the Arts Award for County Arts Leadership to Clayton County, Ga., on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the NACo annual conference in New Orleans, La.

Jun 12, 2014

WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Jane Chu as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Chu is currently the president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo. She fills a chair position left vacant at the NEA since Rocco Landesman stepped down in 2012.

Jun 05, 2014

WASHINGTON—June 4, 2014—Nashville, Tennessee will celebrate Arts Leadership Weekend June 13-15 as the 2014 Annual Convention for Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts and arts education, welcomes more than 1,000 arts professionals, community leaders, and supporters of the arts to the city.

May 30, 2014

Americans for the Arts in partnership with The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) will launch the 2014 National Core Arts Standards for educators during an online webinar.

These preK-12 grade-by-grade standards are intended to guide educators seeking  quality arts education for America’s students, define artistic literacy, and support 21st century skills and college and career readiness.

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