Americans for the Arts to Reveal Results of Arts and Economic Prosperity IV During Opening Keynote

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Contact:
Catherine Brandt
202-712-2054
press@artsusa.org

What:  Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, will hold its 2012 Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX from June 8-11, 2012. Americans for the Arts is also holding both a Public Art Preconference and Emerging Leaders Preconference in San Antonio on June 7, 2012. During the convention, Americans for the Arts will announce the findings of its Arts and Economic Prosperity IV study, the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States.

Who:  Keynote speakers at the convention include, Luis Ubiñas, president of the Ford Foundation; and Naomi Shihab Nye, award-winning poet, writer, anthologist, educator and celebrated author.

When:  Friday, June 8, 2012 – Sunday, June 10, 2012

Where:  Grand Hyatt San Antonio
              600 E. Market Street
              San Antonio, TX 78205

Why:  The annual convention is the largest gathering in the nation of arts leaders and their partners in creative business, education and government.

Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org.