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Previously on ARTSblog, I have written about the programs and services that Native American arts service organizations provide on a national level to their core Indigenous constituencies while also serving broader audiences beyond...

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The benefits of public art are plentiful: inspiration, engagement, revitalization, economic development, beauty. Public art has all too often been directly associated with the displacement of families and individuals when used as an economic development tool in historically low-income...

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I’m honored to be invited to contribute to this blog and to describe research released this month on cultural planning—research I had the pleasure to conduct with the help of the great staff at Americans for the Arts. Findings from this study, in comparison with a similar study by Dr...

A dark red, fluted glass bowl with black and beige streaks going horizontally through the exterior center, sitting atop a black marble base
Feb 14, 2022

Americans for the Arts is now accepting nominations for the Public Leadership in the Arts Awards. These annual awards honor elected officials for their consistent and outstanding support and promotion of the arts as key to advancing equity, uniting communities, preserving culture, and boosting the economy.

Apr 05, 2019

In the spirit of advancing field dialogue, Americans for the Arts and the Barr Foundation are happy to share “Programs Supporting Art in the Public Realm: A National Field Scan,” which highlights overarching themes and offers snapshots of 28 programs that are supporting and building capacity for artists to work in the public realm.

Los Angeles County Arts and Culture Logo
Jun 29, 2020

The first of its kind in the nation, the new cultural policy provides direction and guidelines for how Los Angeles County and its departments will ensure that every resident of LA County has meaningful access to arts and culture. In its inaugural year of the newly established Department of Arts and Culture, the adoption of the Cultural Policy is another milestone in the County’s support of the arts. 

M. F. Husain, Arab Astronomy, 2008, Acrylic on canvas, 195 x 235 cm.
Jun 18, 2019

Ambitious new art and cultural projects are opening in Qatar as the country gears up to welcome a flood of visitors for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.The newly opened national museum, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, is a national project which hosts immersive art to provide a space for the past and the future to meet.

Boston Skyline, Image Credit- Lesley Becker/Globe Staff: Adobe
Jun 14, 2019

Research from The Boston Foundation and Barr Foundation has shown that Boston, MA, needs to further prioritize investment in an arts ecosystem in order to elevate new perspectives, encourage diversity, and make communities more inclusive and vibrant in an era of increasing demographic change.