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Jan 18, 2019

The 2019 Public Art Network Year in Review application is now accepting submissions for public art projects that were completed and open to the public from January 1 to December 31, 2018. Submission deadline is Feb. 27, 2019. 

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Jan 16, 2019
Harry Kullijian, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and Carol Channing review the congressional resolution. Image by Jamie L. M

Americans for the Arts mourns the loss of Carol Channing, a lifelong performer, patron, philanthropist, and advocate for arts education. Ms. Channing, long known for being a larger-than-life Broadway star and recording artist, dedicated her post-performing career to advancing arts education alongside her husband Harry Kullijian, culminating in their advocacy effort to establish National Arts in Education Week in 2010.

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Jan 08, 2019

Americans for the Arts announces today that theater artist and cultural organizer Mark Valdez is the recipient of the 2019 Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities. The $65,000 award will support him in advancing his work in community-based theater during the fellowship year. 

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Jan 07, 2019
The positive power of music for veterans

Classically trained pianist Arthur Bloom created MusiCorps in 2007 after being invited to visit a soldier recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The soldier, a drummer who had lost his leg to a roadside bomb, was concerned about whether he would ever be able to play the drums again. 

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Jan 04, 2019

Vans, the action sports brand and icon of creative expression, invites public and private high school art students to participate in the tenth year of Vans Custom Culture. Vans Custom Culture was created to provide high school students a platform to showcase their creative abilities, while providing access to underfunded art programs. This year marks a decade of Vans' continued dedication to giving back to the arts through its competition where students have a chance to win a grand prize of $75,000 and $10,000 to four runner-up schools.

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Dec 18, 2018

Vans and Americans for the Arts envision a country where every child has access to—and takes part in—high quality learning experiences in the arts, both in school and in the community. As such, the two organizations partnered to create the Custom Culture Grant to promote awareness and support arts education in public schools at a time when budget cuts threaten arts education programs across the country.

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Dec 14, 2018

Americans for the Arts today announced new and re-elected advisory council members for each of their four networks: Arts Education, Emerging Leaders, Private Sector, and Public Art Network. These individuals will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership. 

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Dec 11, 2018

Danspace Project and Porsena are the perfect pair, complimenting each other’s success like marsala and a good red wine.

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Dec 07, 2018

Arkansans for the Arts held its first annual Arts Advocacy Day on November 7, 2018 at the Arkansas State Capitol. More than 353 advocates came to voice support of the arts and culture sector as a leading creator of jobs in industries such as health, education, agriculture and tourism.

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Dec 07, 2018

In partnership with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Americans for the Arts is pleased to present California Senator Ben Allen with the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for State Arts Leadership. The award honors state officials who effectively lead the arts advancement movement in their region. The ceremony took place this morning at the NCSL Capitol Forum in Washington, DC.

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