Dec 09, 2013

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announced that Director of the Department of Culture and Creative Development for the City of San Antonio Felix Padrón and former Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Ann Stock have been elected to its Board of Directors.

Dec 06, 2013

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, and the National Conference of State Legislatures today announced South Carolina State Senator Robert Wesley (Wes) Hayes as the recipient of the 2013 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. Senator Hayes will receive his award today at the National Conference of State Legislatures Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Nov 08, 2013

Americans for the Arts announces that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Maureen Dowd will deliver The Americans for the Arts 27th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy, a leading national forum for arts policy, intended to stimulate discussion of policy and social issues affecting the arts.

Oct 28, 2013

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announced that Peter Eom and Liisi LaFontaine were this year’s recipients of the National Arts Policy Roundtable Fellowship, an award given annually to alumni of the National YoungArts Foundation.

Oct 23, 2013

Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in the US, celebrated the 2013 annual National Arts Awards on Monday, October 21, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, raising $800,000 in support of the arts and arts education.

Oct 22, 2013

Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in the US, celebrated the 2013 National Arts Awards on Monday, October 21, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, raising more than $800,000 in support of the arts and arts education. Hosted during National Arts and Humanities month, the black-tie event was chaired by Maria Bell alongside co‐chairs Sarah Arison, Edythe and Eli Broad, Carolyn Powers, Julie and Edward J. Minskoff, as well as Theodor Dalenson, Americans for the Arts Board member, and his wife Isabella Dalenson.

Sep 30, 2013

Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch and Vice President of Government Affairs Narric Rome are available for media interviews to discuss how the government shutdown will affect the arts sector and nation overall.

Sep 16, 2013

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announced the results of the National Arts Index , the annual measure of the health and vitality of the arts industries in the United States. The 2013 Index reveals that the arts industry effectively leveled off in 2011 with a score of 97.0, down just a fraction from the revised 2010 score of 97.2.

Sep 09, 2013

Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in the United States, announces recipients of the 2013 National Arts Awards. The annual awards recognize artists and arts leaders who exhibit exemplary national leadership and whose work demonstrates extraordinary artistic achievement.

Sep 09, 2013

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, has joined the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) leadership team revising the national voluntary learning standards for dance, music, theatre, visual arts and media arts for grades preK-12. In addition, Americans for the Arts will assume a leadership role in advocating for all 50 states to adopt the standards.

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