Aug 24, 2016

This fall, consumers can support public arts nationwide as they enjoy KRIS, one of America’s most popular Italian Pinot Grigios. KRIS and Americans for the Arts are partnering again for the seventh consecutive year. Over the past six years, the “Art of Education” program awarded over $350,000 in grants to schools in the United States to improve academic achievement through quality arts education. Now called the “Art of Giving,” this year’s campaign has broadened its purview to focus on public art.

Aug 22, 2016
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announces this year’s BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America honorees. Presented every year by Americans for the Arts’ Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), the BCA 10 awards honor U.S. companies for their exceptional commitment to the arts.
Aug 01, 2016

Today marks the formal launch of the Creative Youth Development National Partnership between the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Massachusetts Cultural Council, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and Americans for the Arts.

Jul 22, 2016

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 2016 Public Leadership in the Arts Award for County Arts Leadership to Dow Constantine of King County, Washington, on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the NACo annual conference in Long Beach, California.

Jul 17, 2016
In recognition of National Tattoo Day today, Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, releases several findings on the American public’s perceptions and attitudes towards tattoos as art. The findings come out of a comprehensive national public opinion study, “Americans Speak Out About the Arts,” which found that 73 percent of Americans believe that at least some tattoos are art. 
Jul 14, 2016

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading non-profit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announced that Robert Buchsbaum, Chief Executive Officer of Blick Art Materials, will receive the 2016 BCA Leadership Award. Presented by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts, the annual award recognizes individuals for their extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to supporting the arts and for encouraging other businesses to follow their lead. 

Jul 13, 2016

A comprehensive study released today of American perceptions and attitudes towards the arts, titled “Americans Speak Out About the Arts,” revealed that the American public is more broadly engaged in the arts than previously understood. The majority believe that the arts play a vital role in personal well-being and healthier communities, the arts are core to a well-rounded education, and there should be more government funding for the arts.

Jul 06, 2016

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, and the National Lieutenant Governors Association announce that Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds will be awarded the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for State Arts Leadership today at the NLGA’s Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The annual award honors a public official who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the advancement of the arts at the state level.

Jun 17, 2016

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, today announces that ArtsMemphis Community Engagement Fellowship of Memphis, Tennessee, has been awarded the esteemed Robert E. Gard Award. The award recognizes and celebrates exemplary work at the intersection of the arts and community life. Linda Steele, Chief Community Engagement Officer with ArtsMemphis, accepted the award on behalf ArtsMemphis Community Engagement Fellowship.

Jun 17, 2016

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, honors 38 outstanding public art projects created in 2015 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 260 entries from across the country and recognized today at the 2016 Annual Convention in Boston. 

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