Americans for the Arts Introduces the Arts + Social Impact Explorer

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Today, Americans for the Arts unveiled the Arts + Social Impact Explorer, an interactive online tool that draws together more than 1,000 data points on how the arts impact and integrate into 26 different sectors ranging from education and innovation, to health and wellness, immigration, faith and environment. The tool provides quick top-line research, example projects, core research papers, and lists service and partner organizations doing this work, as well as provides printable PDF fact sheets to share with decisionmakers.

Americans for the Arts Is Celebrating National Arts in Education Week September 9-15

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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Americans for the Arts today announced its celebration of National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education joins together in communities across the nation to celebrate the transformative power of the arts in education. 

Central Ohio households earn $373.4 million from nonprofit arts jobs

Friday, August 4, 2017

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Ohio’s nonprofit arts and culture sector isn’t a charity—it’s a bona fide industry. In the Greater Columbus area, nonprofit arts and culture organizations generate $412 million in economic activity per year, support nearly 15,000 full-time equivalent jobs, and provide $373.4 million in annual household income for Ohio residents.

Longtime Ohio Congressman and Arts Supporter Ralph Regula Dies

Monday, July 24, 2017

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Former Congressman Ralph Regula, who represented the Canton, Ohio area for nearly 40 years, died July 19 at the age of 92. He was one of the most staunch and powerful Republican arts champions. On a national level, he protected the National Endowment for the Arts from conservative efforts to kill it. 

Arts Commission Leader Works to Foster a Vibrant, Creative Community

Sunday, May 14, 2017

In an article for Toledo, Ohio's The Blade, Mark Folk, Executive Director of Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, talks about the value of the National Endowment for the Arts. He goes on to relate the economic impact the arts have on Ohio, stating, "According to a strategic plan put together by the arts commission and approved by City Council in 2015, the annual economic output of creative-oriented businesses in 27 counties in northwest Ohio was about $3.8 billion, up from $2.4 billion in a similar study in 2007."

Annual Convention Saturday Keynote Announced

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will share her thoughts on the role of the arts in today's political climate

Monday, May 8, 2017

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will share her thoughts on the role of the arts in today's political climate in the June 17 keynote plenary session at Americans for the Arts' Annual Convention.

Americans for the Arts Ads on Capitol Hill: The NEA Supports America

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

To kick off National Arts Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 21, Americans for the Arts sent a message in three frequently read newspapers to legislators and staffers on Capitol Hill about the importance of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Americans for the Arts to Present Arts Advocacy Day, Push to Save National Endowment for the Arts

Friday, March 17, 2017

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Americans for the Arts today announces a schedule of events for its Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy and Arts Advocacy Day, as part of the National Arts Action Summit held March 20-21, 2017. Now in their 30th year, the events are presented by Americans for the Arts with 88 national organizational partners representing arts, culture, business, civic, and education institutions and individuals nationwide. This annual series of events is particularly important with recent news that the Trump Administration’s proposed FY2018 budget shows eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and other federal cultural agencies.

Americans for the Arts Releases a Statement on Arts and The Affordable Care Act

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Americans for the Arts releases a statement about the importance of artists and creative workers being able to acquire and maintain affordable healthcare insurance at a time when Congress is working to “repeal and replace” portions of ACA.

Americans for the Arts Releases Statement on Immigration and Refugee Ban

Friday, February 3, 2017

Americans for the Arts releases a statement in response to the executive order signed by President Trump that denies entrance into the U.S. by immigrant and non-immigrant visitors from seven Muslim-majority nations.

Americans for the Arts Releases New Guide on Community Arts & Military Programming

Arts Deployed: An Action Guide for Community Arts & Military Programming

Friday, February 3, 2017

Americans for the Arts is pleased to release a new guide, Arts Deployed: An Action Guide for Community Arts & Military Programming, for local arts organizations and artists interested in bringing creative arts programming to military and Veteran communities, their caregivers, and families. Arts Deployed honors the highly effective and robust arts and military programs that exist all across the country and seeks to help close a critical gap, as the demand for these services far exceeds their number. 

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