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In light of recently passed and proposed laws across the United States aimed at prohibiting local governments from enacting anti-discrimination measures, Americans for the Arts releases a statement affirming that everyone deserves equal access to a full, vibrant creative life—essential to a healthy and democratic society.
Last week, U.S. House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) launched an investigation into how federal agencies acquire and preserve art in their buildings, under the theory that these programs may be a waste of money. Americans for the Arts president & CEO, Robert L. Lynch, responds to this.
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announces a schedule of events for the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy and Arts Advocacy Day, as part of the National Arts Action Summit held March 7-8, 2016. Now in their 29th year, the events are presented by Americans for the Arts with more than 85 national organizational partners representing arts, culture, business, civic, and education institutions and individuals nationwide.
Today, the Obama Administration released its FY 2017 budget request to Congress—the last of his Administration. The request includes a proposed $2 million increase, to $150 million, for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This proposed increase continues a welcomed funding climb, but falls short of the needs of the 95,000 nonprofit arts organizations and state and local arts agencies across the country.
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, announced today that more than 300 U.S. communities will be part of Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5 (AEP5), making it the largest national study measuring the economic impact of spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences ever conducted. Surveys will be collected throughout calendar year 2016; results will be released in June of 2017.
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, and The United States Conference of Mayors today presented the 2016 Public Leadership in the Arts Awards to three elected officials and one artist at The United States Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting. The honorees have supported and promoted arts and culture in their communities.