Apr 18, 2018
In a personal blog post, Robert L. Lynch reflects on the life of U.S. Representative Louise M. Slaughter, a tireless supporter of the arts and co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus.
There is greater strength in numbers. Strategic partnerships are crucial to Americans for the Arts because they champion an idea that is central to our day-to-day work: the arts are a vital tool—a “secret weapon”—that can address wide-ranging challenges across sectors and from every corner of our country.
Together, we can strengthen arts in the economy, in schools, in communities, in the military, in our healthcare system, and more. Our list of partners is as extensive as our scope of work. Learn more about Americans for the Arts’ strategic partnerships.
National Arts Awards
Celebrating outstanding leadership in the arts, arts education and philanthropy
BCA 10 Awards
Top businesses partnering with the arts in America
Cross-sector forums imagining and strategizing the future of the arts
Leading artists advocating on behalf of the arts
Special events to connect with other leaders in the arts community
Robert L. Lynch is the president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, the national organization dedicated to advancing the arts and arts education in people's lives, schools, and communities. Under his 25 years of leadership, the services and membership of Americans for the Arts has grown to more than 50 times its original size in 1985.
Our staff at Americans for the Arts are leaders in the arts industry. We are here for you, and available to serve as guest lecturers, keynotes, panelists, conveners, session leaders, reviewers, policy experts, and writers, wherever we’re needed.
Presentations can be targeted toward arts, government, business, education, or combined community audiences at the local, state, and national levels. We present research with key insights and put local results in a national context.
Visit the speakers bureau to learn more.
Happy New Year from all of us to our members, partners, and supporters of the arts! We enjoyed working with you in 2014, and we're looking forward to a engaging, creative, productive 2015
Americans for the Arts CEO Robert Lynch recently sat down with WOSU Public Media’s Tom Rieland during his recent trip to Columbus, Ohio to converse about the state of the arts in Columbus and America.
Alec Baldwin granted Americans for the Arts an exclusive interview. In this excerpt, Baldwin talks about the impact the Arts had on his own life.
Americans for the Arts presents the 27th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy on Monday, March 24 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Bob addresses Chilean arts and business leaders on partnerships between business and the arts. The video is in Spanish.
2012 Business Committee for the Arts award honorees discuss the importance of their businesses partnering with the arts.
Americans for the Arts' President and CEO Robert Lynch addresses the following questions regarding the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study: Why are the AEP IV findings significant?
Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at the 2012 Arts Advocacy Day. The acclaimed actor and producer talk about arts education and what inspires them.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.