Nominations for the 2021 Annual Leadership Awards Are Now Open!

Monday, March 1, 2021

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The Annual Leadership Awards recognize the achievements of individuals, organizations, or programs committed to enriching their communities through the arts and will be acknowledged in conjunction with the Annual Convention happening virtually June 7-11, 2021. Nominations close Monday, March 29 at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Weekly Web Roundup: Feb. 26, 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021

An illustration of gray-and-black ice cream cones with names like “Lights, Camera, Akron!” and “Macadamia Dancemania.”

In a week when we’ve seen renewed attacks on Capitol Hill over federal arts funding, we are pleased to announce opportunities for full registration support to attend the National Arts Action Summit. Also this week: stories of community engagement and partnerships, arts marketing shifts for 2021, a revoked Trump executive order, and our plan to work toward a fully inclusive creative economy.

2021 National Arts Action Summit Activates Full Registration Support

Friday, February 26, 2021

It’s the National Arts Action Summit logo.

Thanks to the continued commitment from this year’s organizational partners—and in response to the financial challenges that many are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic—opportunities for full registration support to attend the National Arts Action Summit are available for anyone who would otherwise be unable to participate.

Weekly Web Roundup: Feb. 12, 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021

It’s the National Arts Action Summit logo (which resembles the letter A and the Capitol dome) surrounded by speech bubbles representing messages from arts advocates: “Recovery Through Art!” “Protect Creative Workers!” and “Arts Education For All!”

This week, three stories on ARTSblog showcase where the field has been over the past year—challenges and successes alike—and reflects on what can and needs to be prioritized as we move forward and begin to recover as a nation. Arts advocates can be part of asking for and setting those priorities at the National Arts Action Summit, happening virtually April 5-9, 2021. 

Weekly Web Roundup: Feb. 5, 2021

Friday, February 5, 2021

Sean Baker, a high school student, sits in front of two computer screens conducting a video interview with Randy Cohen of Americans for the Arts.

In case you missed it this week: applications are open for the 2021 Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design, new research reaffirms the power of the arts in promoting mental health and wellness, and a student filmmaker's story of creating a documentary on the plight of artists and creative workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Apply for the 2021 Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design

Monday, February 1, 2021

Applications are being accepted for the 2021 Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design will recognize an arts administrator with a track record of exemplary work in producing with intention to advance community, civic, or social good by implementing art-based processes and/or projects that lead to positive change in the built environment of a local community. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Weekly Web Roundup: Jan. 29, 2021

Friday, January 29, 2021

This week: Get to know our Interim President & CEO, read why the creativity that drove Inauguration Day must also drive our national post-pandemic recovery, explore the question of copyright on art created by artificial intelligence, and celebrate three artists working to transform America's communities through the arts. 

Weekly Web Roundup: Jan. 22, 2021

Friday, January 22, 2021

This week we announced registration and scholarships for the National Arts Action Summit, opened nominations for the annual Arts and Business Partnership Awards, looked back at a webinar chock full of guidance on applying for NEA grant funding, and teased a new blog series that will dive deep on data from our COVID-19 research studies and tell stories of the pandemic’s impact on intentionally marginalized artists and creative workers.

Request a Scholarship to the 2021 National Arts Action Summit

Friday, January 22, 2021

Join Americans for the Arts, organizational partners, and hundreds of advocates April 5-9, 2021 for the National Arts Action Summit. For the first time, Americans for the Arts is pleased to offer a number of scholarship opportunities to those interested in attending the virtual summit. Registration and scholarship requests are available beginning Jan. 25, 2021.

Nominations Open for 2021 Arts and Business Partnership Awards (Virtual)!

Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Americans for the Arts annually honors the best businesses partnering with the arts in America at the Arts and Business Partnership Awards based on nominations by individuals and organizations. Nominations for this year's awards must be made by February 12, 2021. 

Weekly Web Roundup: Jan. 15, 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021

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All of us at Americans for the Arts would like to take a moment to celebrate you and the work you have done to lift the voices of artists and arts organizations in your communities throughout a challenging year. Our Web Roundup went on hiatus over the holidays, but we’re back to help catch you up on content you might have missed over the break and give you a leg up on 2021.

Arts & Entertainment in the Pandemic Era

Join us for a free event in partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce, the NEA, and NASAA

Monday, January 4, 2021

Graphic with guitar, film board, and other instruments emerging from a laptop on the left. On the right reads "Starring Role: Arts and Entertainment in the Pandemic Era - Jan. 11 | 3:00 P.M. ET"

Join Americans for the Arts on January 11, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET for “Starring Role: Arts & Entertainment in the Pandemic Era,” a free virtual event to discuss the economic and societal contributions made by the arts and entertainment sectors, the challenges and opportunities they face in the pandemic era, and how a culture of creativity, innovation, and ingenuity is helping us through these unprecedented times.

Nation’s United Arts Funds Raise $73.9 Million for Arts & Culture in 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Statistical Report on Campaign Revenues of the Nation’s United Arts Funds during the Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020. During a singularly difficult year, UAFs rose to the challenge to secure needed funds for their communities, reporting aggregate 2020 campaign revenue of $73.9 million.

Weekly Web Roundup: Dec. 7-11, 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020

Catch up on the National Arts Marketing Project Conference, webinars on arts and business partnerships and the Diversity in Arts Leadership program, blogs that explore racial inequity in the arts and ways to keep the arts going in your community during the pandemic, our latest Member Profile, and a new research opportunity from the Wallace Foundation.

Weekly Web Roundup: Nov. 23-Dec. 4, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020

As we round the final corner of 2020, we hope everyone had a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. This week, we shared a note to our stakeholders about racial and cultural equity at Americans for the Arts. We encourage you to read the full letter from President & CEO Robert Lynch and get in touch if you have questions. Also in this roundup, catch up on two weeks’ worth of blogs and news and look ahead to next week’s National Arts Marketing Project Conference.


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