Five artists redefine monuments through augmented reality

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Three-dimensional street vendor carts float in the sky and line a park walkway with a city skyline in the background.

Set in Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park, Monumental Perspectives pays tribute to the surrounding community’s workers and serves as “an otherworldly portal between past, present and future worlds, exploring the continuing presence of an indigenous people native to L.A.”

First Amendment Watch Releases Guide on Censorship and the Arts

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Film poster for the film Il Miracolo, text over painted scene of two people

“Does the First Amendment Allow the Government to Censor Art?” is an educator’s guide that addresses the relationship between freedom of speech and art censorship using history, discussion questions, and debate prompts.

National Endowment for the Arts Publishes Report on Artists’ Use of Technology as a Creative Medium

Monday, July 12, 2021

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The National Endowment for the Arts recently published Tech as Art: Supporting Artists Who Use Technology as a Creative Medium, a report focused on artists and organizations working with digital technologies. 

Arts Leader Jeremy Johnson Takes the Helm at Assembly for the Arts in Cleveland

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Person in blue suit and standing in front of a sculpture, looks up smiling

Jeremy Johnson, renowned arts leader and Americans for the Arts member, has recently returned to his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio to serve as the first president and CEO of the Assembly for the Arts. A newly formed nonprofit and advocacy organization, Assembly for the Arts will work to elevate Greater Cleveland’s creative industry.

President Biden Issues Executive Order to Revoke Trump’s “Garden of Heroes” and Oversight of State and Local Rights

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

A distant view of a Robert E. Lee memorial statue covered in graffiti.

On Friday, May 14, President Biden issued an executive order to revoke several of former President Trump’s policies, including the cancelation of the “Garden of Heroes” project and the elimination of protections outlined for memorials in response to Black Lives Matter and other social justice protests.

Eli Broad Understood the Transformative Power of the Arts

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Americans for the Arts mourns the recent passing of philanthropist, arts supporter, and longtime friend Eli Broad. Mr. Broad was a visionary supporter of arts and culture in Los Angeles and across the nation through both the Broad Arts Foundation and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

Arts and Creativity Brings Humanity and Problem-Solving to STEM

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A dancer in a flowy orange dress strikes a pose on a stage.

As higher education institutions and elected officials have pushed for STEM programs, the resulting technology and innovations have only revealed the need for the arts and humanities within these spheres.

Nation’s Arts & Culture Industry was Thriving Pre-Pandemic, New Research Show

Thursday, April 1, 2021

It's a photo of a large crowd at a concert, with rainbow colors lighting up the stage.

The arts are a larger segment of the economy than most people realize. According to the latest Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA) report released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the nation’s arts and culture sector—nonprofit, commercial, education—was a $919.7 billion industry that supported 5.2 million jobs in 2019.

President Biden Overturns Trump’s “Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture” Executive Order

Thursday, February 25, 2021

It's a photo of the Lincoln Memorial from a distance.

The executive order, signed by former President Trump during his last month in office on Dec. 21, 2020, was controversial and aimed to support Euro-centric architecture described as “classical” and “traditional.” Biden’s nullification of the order comes on the heels of push back from civic design organizations.

Airport Art During COVID

Monday, December 14, 2020


The global airline industry has been hit hard by COVID-19. What is the state of airport art programs during our global pandemic? Are airport art programs staying on course? Are they grounded? Or, are they heading on new trajectories?

Wallace Foundation Seeking Researchers to Study BIPOC Arts Organizations

Monday, December 7, 2020


In February 2021, the Wallace Foundation is exploring issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to a select group of researchers for one or more studies related to an initiative to invest in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) arts organizations. Researchers and scholars who meet the criteria should submit materials by January 4, 2021.

American Institute of Conservation Releases New Position Statement on Contested Commemorative and Confederate Monuments

Monday, November 23, 2020


The statement aims to address AIC’s mission to support conservators by clarifying “the role of conservators as they are tasked with the preservation of monuments deemed to be racist or otherwise offensive or oppressive, especially those located in community spaces.”

U.S. Task Force Moving Forward with National Garden of American Heroes

Monday, October 19, 2020


In July 2020, President Trump signed an executive order on Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes which, in part, assembled a task force “to establish a statuary park named the National Garden of American Heroes (National Garden).”

Creative Skills Top Survey of Managers and HR Professionals

Monday, August 10, 2020


Soft skills such as creativity and collaboration—skills that benefit from participation in the arts and arts education—were found to be top priorities among managers and HR professionals surveyed for the 4th Annual Workplace Learning Report, conducted by LinkedIn Learning.


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