From January 2002 – May 2010, Americans for the Arts partnered with the Ad Council to create a multiyear national public service advertisement campaign to promote the need for more arts education opportunities for children. The campaign engaged parents providing tools and resources on how the arts are essential to a child's development and identified ways to advocate for more arts education for children both in and out of school. The Arts. Ask for More. website remains online as a resource to continue to promote the arts. Parents and teachers alike are still using the resources from Arts. Ask for More. to advocate for more arts in their local schools.
National Arts and Humanities Month is a coast-to-coast collective celebration of art and culture in America. Coordinated by Americans for the Arts, it has become the largest annual celebration and visbility campaign focused on the arts and humanities in the nation. From arts center open houses and events to mayoral proclamations to banners and newspaper articles, communities across the United States join in the celebration during October to highlight how rich the arts and humanities make our lives.
The pARTnership Movement is an initiative of Americans for the Arts to reach business leaders with the message that partnering with the arts can build their competitive advantage. By providing businesses and arts organizations with tools to make meaningful collaborations, together we are seeing the growth of partnerships that not only support a healthy, creative, and artistic community, but also give businesses a competitive advantage.
Since 2000, Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country. Two or more public art professionals serve as jurors to review hundreds of project applications and select up to 50 projects to include. The PAN Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects and is an excellent advocacy and educational tool for those who are impacting their community through public art. Recognized projects are available in the Online Database with additional materials for view and purchase can be found on the Annual Presentations page.