Throughout 2022, Americans for the Arts went through a Strategic Realignment Process to redefine our role as a service organization to the arts and culture field. The conversations we’ve had during this process have been enlightening and inspiring, and as we enter a new stage of growth, we’re proud to share the Designing Our Destiny platform for strategic planning and a transformative approach to our work in the new year.
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During 2022’s Strategic Realignment Process, we worked with members and other stakeholders to identify the specific and unique role of Americans for the Arts within the arts and culture community. While we continue to evaluate and evolve our offerings, here’s the latest update on some of our flagship events, including the National Arts Action Summit, Annual Convention, and the National Arts Marketing Project Conference.
Having launched the Animating Democracy program in 1999, Co-Directors Barbara Schaffer Bacon and Pam Korza have decided that 2022 completes their tenure providing program leadership for this transformative initiative. In 2023, Americans for the Arts will determine Animating Democracy’s next chapter by assessing what the organization can uniquely offer and exploring possible partnerships. We will also continue to promote Animating Democracy’s tools and resources.
As a key strategy in supporting the development of inclusive creative economies across the nation, this database provides a distilled jumping off point for learning and growth related to community- and asset-based approaches for equitable development.
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Today, March 21, we celebrate the power and joy of poetry on World Poetry Day. It’s no surprise that we celebrate poetry in early spring. The days are longer, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming. What could be more poetic! Whether you choose the whimsy of Shel Silverstein, the power of Audre Lorde, the musicality of Joy Harjo, or the romance of Percy Bysshe Shelley, treat yourself to a poem today. Maybe even let your imagination go and write one!
How are you celebrating Music in Our Schools Month®? Throughout March, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is running a fantastic program around Music in Our Schools Month®. Read about the history of the program, learn how to secure a local proclamation, download images and handouts for publicity, and join NAfME for a big celebration on March 28!
Art can be more than “just art.” It can help counties handle recovery in a variety of ways, according to Larry Nelson, Waukesha County, Wis. supervisor and chair of the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Arts and Culture Commission.
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A short documentary that shows how the arts can strengthen the well-being of service members, veterans, and their families.
Americans for the Arts presented the 31st Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater of The John F.
Community, history, and race come to the forefront in this story about the development and unveiling of a monument celebrating civil rights activist and community leader Maggie L.
The Hall of Fame Award, selected by the BCA Executive Board, recognizes companies for their exceptional leadership, vision and long-term commitment to supporting the arts.
Every year, Americans for the Arts, through its Business Committee for the Arts program, recognizes 10 businesses of all sizes for their exceptional involvement with the arts that enriches the workplace and the community.
The Leadership Award was established by the Business Committee for the Arts to recognize individuals whose vision, commitment and leadership champion the arts.
Americans for the Arts presents the 29th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Theater of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
For more than 150 years, U.S. Bank has provided funds to help organizations throughout the United States build audiences for the arts, particularly among underserved communities.