7 P’s for Power: Creating Change through Arts-Based Community Development

In my role as an arts administrator for an organization whose focus is on community development, I have been committed to understanding and strengthening my local arts ecosystem through my work to provide direction and ensure its relevancy. It is imperative for arts leaders and administrators to not just think out of the box, but also to work outside of it in order to help the arts field evolve and stay relevant, particularly with changes in funding, patronage, and social value. Arts-integrated community development allows arts and non-arts leaders to support their arts ecosystem while creating solutions for community issues. It’s not easy work, especially when you’re new to it. In my experience, I have found that it requires 7 P’s for Power.

Join us for one of our most inspiring shows of the season and meet acclaimed artists René Romero Schuler and Sara Conca. Both women recently celebrated highly successful showings at Art Week Miami. In this intriguing exhibition these two distinctive artists capture the viewer’s spirit and evoke a sense of power, vulnerability, beauty and imperfection through their visual art.
 

Shooting Survivors Turn to the Arts in Wake of Tragedy

On February 14, 2018, seventeen people, including students and adults, were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Since this tragedy, the voices of young people from the community have been lifted through their dynamic advocacy to call for reform to national, state, and local gun- and mental health-related policies. Many of the strong skills that they are using for their advocacy came from their immersion and studies in arts education. As the school re-opens and our lawmakers continue important discussions as a result of this tragedy, I hope that young people in every community across our nation continue to embrace the arts to inspire change in their communities, in states, and in Washington, DC. While nothing can lessen this tragedy, the arts are one way for people to find solace and strength.

Preparing Your Organization and Your Donors for Shifts in the Charitable Tax Deduction

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.

Special Programming
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!

Special Programming

Special Programming
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

Arts Advocacy Day Is Coming

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.

Pitbull

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.

Behind the Business: Learning about the 2017 BCA 10 Honorees, Best Businesses Partnering with Arts in America

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.

Part to Part: Building “Under Magnitude”

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.

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5: How the Nonprofit Arts & Culture Industry Impacts the Economy in Your Community

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.

Americans for the Arts Unveils Findings from Fifth National Economic Impact Study of Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations and Their Audiences

Study Demonstrates That Nonprofit Arts Are An Economic, Employment Powerhouse

Saturday, June 17, 2017

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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. 

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