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. 
Mar 05, 2015

Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, today announced the release of a new report, Corporate Social Responsibility & the Arts. The report details the current landscape of corporate support for arts and culture—one in which more corporations are focusing strategically on issues that align with their business interests and have a positive social impact on their employees, consumers, or the communities in which they do business.  

Mar 03, 2015
Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, today announced Transforming America’s Communities Through the Arts, a comprehensive, three-year initiative to increase understanding of the value of the arts and investment in the arts. The initiative will help leaders and the general public better understand arts and culture as central to creating and sustaining healthier, more vibrant communities in the United States. Over the course of 2015–2017, this $10.5 million initiative will activate a diverse set of programming spanning public, private, and non-profit sectors. The framework of Transforming America’s Communities for the Arts closely follows the strategic goals of Americans for the Arts and will employ five major strategies... [More]
Feb 24, 2015

Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, announced today their third national summit of the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military (NIAHM) taking place on Friday, February 27, 2015. The summit is sponsored by Americans for the Arts and the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Heath (NCCIH)/National Institutes of Health (NIH), with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and is open to the media. The summit will bring together a diverse cross-section of more than 300 researchers, administrators, practitioners, and decision-makers from the military, veterans, heath, arts and creative arts therapies, non-profit civilian, public and private sectors.

Feb 05, 2015

WASHINGTON – February 5, 2015 – Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, announced today that Tommy Sowers, Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice and Assistant Director of The Hart Leadership Program at Duke University, has been elected to the Americans for the Arts Board of Directors for a three-year term. 

Jan 26, 2015

WASHINGTON - Jan. 23, 2015 - Americans for the Arts and The United States Conference of Mayors, presented the 2015 Public Arts Leadership Awards at The United States Conference of Mayors’ Winter Meeting. Three civic leaders who have supported and promoted arts and culture in their communities were honored.

Dec 19, 2014

Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, has just released its 2015-2017 strategic plan. The key focus for the strategic plan is the organization’s No. 1 priority: building recognition for the transformative power of the arts in all of our lives and communities in new ways.

Dec 11, 2014

WASHINGTON – December 11, 2014 - Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, announces new advisory council members for each of their four networks: Arts Education, Emerging Leaders, Private Sector and Public Art. These individuals will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership.

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