On January 1, the 2018 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act went into effect, a substantial change to the U.S. tax code which has the potential to negatively impact arts and culture nonprofit organizations in a variety of ways. One of the most significant impacts will come in changes related to the thresholds and amounts associated with the charitable tax deduction. This 100-year-old provision was designed to stimulate giving to charities and other organizations serving the public good by providing an opportunity to claim a deduction as a reduction in an individual’s tax burden. While the repercussions of the federal tax code changes are still emerging, and corresponding shifts in state-by-state tax policy may impact your situation, the notes that follow are an introductory primer. If you have questions about state-level implications, we recommend you reach out to your state comptroller or state association of nonprofits.
Coming off major shows at the Polk Art Museum, Art Miami, Scope, and more, Jason Myers exhibits Exactly, Who Are We? with MAC Art Galleries for a one-of-a-kind curated show. MAC Art Galleries is pleased to present Jason Myers, whose unique style and technique has solidified his standing as a highly collectible artist in the world of contemporary art.
Drawing from a wealth of personal experiences, cultural and societal issues, the artwork of Jason Myers depicts expressive figures adrift in a psychological landscapes layered with political and social undertones.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch released a statement following the release of the Trump Administration’s proposed FY2019 budget.
Collage Workshop by Master Artist Bruce Helander (brucehelander.com)
Saturday, February 24
9:00am to 4:00pm
$30.00 per person
Purchase Tickets HERE: (https://cceflorida.org/collage-master-class-bruce-helander/)
Seating is Limited!
Artist Hubert Phipps: a Lecture
Saturday, February 10
2:00pm to 3:00pm
A special event hosted in The Hilton Theater at CCE
Free to the Public!
RSVP to JonathonO@cceflorida.org
Special Fine Art Exhibition
Hubert Phipps “Drawings for Sculpture” Craig McPherson, Mezzotints
Bruce Helander “A Baker’s Dozen”- Fully Cooked Vitrigraph Drawings
a Special Opening Reception:
Friday, February 9
6:00pm to 8:30pm
$10 Entry – Supporting CCE’s Arts in Education charitable mission for children.
Exhibition runs February 9 to March 17 and is free to the public during regular gallery hours:
Tuesdays through Saturdays – 10am to 4pm
Although years may really just be a number, in its 31 years, Arts Advocacy Day has seen six different U.S. presidents spanning both political parties. It’s witnessed sixteen different congressional sessions and eight different Speakers of the U.S. House. Through it all, every year, attendees hear that “the arts are bipARTtisan.” Because, no matter who’s in office, arts advocacy matters. Funding decisions are made every year. Who’s deciding this year may not be deciding next year. Who’s to remember what happened before? Who’s to know why it matters? Who’s to learn from each other? The answer is us. All of us. All of us together.
Internationally acclaimed musician and humanitarian Pitbull recieved the 2017 Citizen Artist Public Leadership in the Arts Award for his years of work using music to make the world a better place. The award was presented at The United States Conference of Mayors' 85th Annual Conference in Miami, Florida.
On October 11, businesses of all types and sizes from all across the country—Vermont to Hawaii and eight states in between—will come together for the BCA 10 gala at the Central Park Boathouse in New York to be recognized by Americans for the Arts for their outstanding commitment to the arts. But WHO are these honorees? Learn more about their arts partnerships below including corporate performance groups, extensive art exhibits, and some fierce board leadership.
A fun and interactive makeup workshop for student actors.
In celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month, UF is hosting a month-long celebration, Pop-Up Culture, a special event taking place at the UF Plaza of the Americas on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Under Magnitude is a two-story tall permanent structure suspended in the atrium of Orlando's Orange County Convention Center that carves a three-dimensional impact into an otherwise vast space. The story behind the design and construction of the project is that it further evolves my invention of “Structural Stripes”: the fundamental premise of the studio to unite surface, skin, and space into a holistic and never-before-seen system.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5), a new study by Americans for the Arts, found that southern Florida reaps economic benefits from the nonprofit arts and culture industry.
When recently asked how best to advocate for the arts in the current environment, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (NM)—co-chair of the Senate Cultural Caucus and chief sponsor of the CREATE Act—was unequivocal: “Start by telling every one of your Senators about the economic benefits of the arts.” This familiar refrain is one we have heard for decades from city council chambers to governor mansions to the halls of Congress—and it works. Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 does just that. It changes the conversation about the arts from that of a “charity” to one about an “industry” that provides both cultural and economic benefits to the community.
Study Demonstrates That Nonprofit Arts Are An Economic, Employment Powerhouse
Saturday, June 17, 2017
A new national study by Americans for the Arts finds that the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion in economic activity in 2015—$63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and an additional $102.5 billion in event-related spending by their audiences. This activity supported 4.6 million jobs and generated $27.5 billion in government revenue.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
The United States Urban Arts Federation (USUAF), an alliance of the arts agencies of the sixty largest cities and a program of Americans for the Arts, today announced that Michael Killoren is the recipient of the 2017 Ray Hanley Innovation Award. The USUAF established this award in 2007 to recognize outstanding individual contributions to arts and culture in American cities.
A few weeks ago, Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Department of Commerce released the results of a comprehensive cultural industry impact study. Florida, with 3.3 percent growth, is in the top five states for the fastest-growing arts and culture job markets in the nation. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has made it a priority to harness this economic power and put it to work to build more robust cultural facility infrastructure, promote arts districts, and cultivate an ever-stronger community of artists.