Jun 11, 2015

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, honors 31 outstanding public arts projects created in 2014 through the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. The works were chosen from more than 300 entries across the country and recognized today at the 2015 Annual Convention in Chicago. 

Jun 02, 2015

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announced the BCA Hall of Fame Award and BCA Leadership Award honorees for 2015. Duke Energy, the largest electric power holding company in the United States, will receive the BCA Hall of Fame Award. Jorge M. Pérez, Chairman of The Related Group, will receive the BCA Leadership Award.

May 26, 2015

The Arts & Business Council of New York (ABC/NY), a non-profit division of Americans for the Arts that fosters creative partnerships between the arts and business communities in New York, today announced the commencement—and new name—of the Diversity in Arts Leadership internship program. The distinguished summer program places 12 students at host arts organizations throughout New York City.

May 18, 2015

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announced the recipients of the 2015 Americans for the Arts Annual Leadership Awards. Presented each year, these awards recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations committed to enriching community through the arts. 

May 18, 2015

Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, announced today that it is presenting the 2015 American Express Emerging Leaders Award to Lara Davis, Arts Education Manager for the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture. Given annually since 2006 and sponsored by American Express since 2011, the award recognizes an exceptional new and/or young arts professional for their exemplary leadership, deep engagement with community, and strong commitment to advancing the arts.  Award recipients are selected by a panel of outside experts.

May 18, 2015

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, announced today the appointment of Shelagh Mahoney, CEO and owner of Eastern Salt Company,Inc., Eastern Minerals Inc., and Atlantic Salt, Inc., to its Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) Executive Board.  

May 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—Americans for the Arts, the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, will hold its annual convention in Chicago from June 12–14, 2015. It is the largest national gathering of arts leaders and their partners in creative business, education, and government, and is expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees.

Mar 18, 2015

Americans for the Arts announces a robust schedule of events for the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy and Arts Advocacy Day—part of the National Arts Action Summit—held on March 23-24. Now in their 28th year, the events are presented by Americans for the Arts and co-sponsored by more than 85 national organizations representing hundreds of thousands of arts, culture, business, civic, and education institutions and individuals nationwide. 

Mar 11, 2015
The NABE Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), and Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, jointly announced today that Xiangyu “Lucy” Wang has won the seventh annual NABE Foundation/Americans for the Arts Scholarship Award. Wang was presented with the scholarship yesterday at the 2015 NABE Economic Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Wang will receive the $5,000 scholarship to further the integration of the arts into the study and application of economics in her undergraduate career and professional development. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University. [More]
Mar 11, 2015
Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, today announced the New Community Visions Initiative, part of the large-scale Transforming America’s Communities Through the Arts, a $10.5 million suite of programs set to generate national dialogue and engage key stakeholders over the next three years. The initiative will explore the future of local arts in America and the role of community-based arts that enable organizations, funders, cultural institutions, and artists to shape healthier communities over time. 

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