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. 

works by Will Barnes & Kate Pollard Hoffman
The viewer is drawn into the mysteries of the unknown using the magnetism of nature. While Barnes seeks to capture the essence of the Congaree Swamp, Hoffman creates maps of change.
EXHIBIT | Sept 14 - Oct. 28, 2018
RECEPTION | Thurs., Oct. 11, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

WILL BARNES

Arts Council of York County is hosting the 2nd annual Art on Tap! Enjoy a craft beer while listening to live music and shopping at the art market at Art on Tap. There'll also be pop-up performances throughout the evening, chalk art, a photography exhibition and a t-shirt creation station for the kids!
Friday, September 14, 2018
3 - 5 PM

Stroll through the Art Market during Art on Tap where you'll find artists selling everything from jewelry and pins to fine art, all at affordable prices.

Saturday April 7, 2018 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, April 8, 2018 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
 

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.

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.

Celebrating 50 years of the SC Arts Commission and 30 years of the Arts in Basic Curriculum Project!
Join us on February 6 in Columbia for our annual Statehouse Rally and Legislative Luncheon as a part of our newly expanded SC Arts Advocacy Week!

Registration is now open and available at the link below. Registration pa

Performance @ the Statehouse | 11am (Free to Attend)
We're kicking this year off with a special performance by over 350 choral students from Richland District Two schools right on the front Statehouse steps!

Crafty Feast – Columbia, S.C.’s one-stop indie shopping market – is back on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Stroll the market-style setup to find unique handmade and repurposed gifts from a juried selection of nearly 100 Southeastern artisans and makers. Enjoy snacks and sip on local craft beer, wine and mimosas. Admission is $3; free for kids 10 and younger. Preview vendors online at http://www.craftyfeast.com.

 

GRAMMY nominee Elle King, the singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist and banjoist famous for her hit single “Ex’s and Oh’s,” will perform a free, full-length concert at Famously Hot New Year — S.C.’s largest NYE celebration — in downtown Columbia, S.C. on Dec. 31, 2017. American alternative Southern rap quartet Nappy Roots is set to perform as well, along with local hip-hop artist FatRat Da Czar.

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. 

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 Statement on Bipartisan Agreement to Fund the Nation’s Federal Cultural Agencies and Programs for FY2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Americans for the Arts president and CEO Robert L. Lynch issued a statement following the signing of the bipartisan agreement. 

Pre-Order Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Materials

Fifth National Arts and Culture Economic Impact Study to be Released June 17

Friday, May 5, 2017

Now is the time to preorder study publications detailing results of  the fifth national Arts Economic & Prosperity study, with data from 341 partners across the country to share with stakeholders in your community, including mayors, board members, business and community leaders and other elected officials.

Save the NEA!

The NEA is the only arts funder in America, public or private, that supports the arts in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. The NEA also has an exemplary partnership with the states, with 40 percent of program funds distributed through state arts agencies. This federal-state partnership supports tens of thousands of grants in communities all throughout the U.S.

For more info, years of NEA’s grants are also fully searchable online.

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