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Nov 18, 2022
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Americans for the Arts is pleased to present Vice Mayor and Councilmember of the Mesa, Arizona City Council Jenn Duff with the inaugural Public Leadership in the Arts Award for City Council Leadership, in partnership with the National League of Cities. The award recognizes a city council member who has consistently advocated for the advancement of pro-arts legislation, funding, and promotion in their region.

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Nov 15, 2022
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The Arts in Juvenile Justice Working Group is a conglomerate of organizations and stakeholders that are passionate about the Juvenile Justice system, as it relates to the integration of creative arts therapies. Working Group member SkyArt in Chicago provides visual art programming to young people ages 5 to 24 and is currently featuring an exhibition focused on artwork from incarcerated youth and explores the impact that incarceration has on the youth population.

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Nov 03, 2022
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Americans for the Arts and lifestyle brand Free People today announced a first-time partnership, which includes a Creative Spirit Fund that empowers public school arts educators to fund the next generation of diverse creators. The partnership advocates for the importance of arts in early public education. Through this program, Free People will be distributing 10 awards of $4,000 each to public school educators across the United States in great need of support in teaching art, music, dance, theater, and creative writing and other artistic disciplines.

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Nov 02, 2022
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In Creative Placemaking: Recommendations from and Impact of Six Advisory Services Panels, Urban Land Institute uses six case studies to demonstrate how creative placemaking can spark a cultural rebirth in real estate projects, revitalize communities, and boost returns on investment for developers.

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Oct 25, 2022
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On October 14, 2022, Representative Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1) introduced the Capital, Repairs, and Employment for Art Talent to Improve Visibility Everywhere (CREATIVE) Act. The CREATIVE Act would expand access to capital for facilities by allowing local arts agencies, museums, and 501c3s to receive grants of up to $5 million to construct and acquire new facilities, maintain and improve existing facilities, or hire staff or produce art at existing facilities.   

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Oct 14, 2022
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Americans for the Arts mourns the loss of beloved Artists Committee member Dame Angela Lansbury, who passed away in her Los Angeles home on October 11, 2022, at the age of 96. Born in London on October 16, 1925, she graced Broadway stages and Hollywood screens, but was most broadly recognized for her leading role in the long-running television series Murder, She Wrote.  

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Oct 03, 2022
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Americans for the Arts today announced the National Arts Awards, held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 17 at Guastavino’s in New York City. The first National Arts Awards to take place since 2019, the ceremony is held as part of National Arts and Humanities Month and celebrates the landmark contributions and lasting legacies of artists, philanthropists, policymakers, civic leaders, and organizations to the cultural fabric of the nation.

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Sep 30, 2022
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Americans for the Arts President and CEO Nolen V. Bivens issued a statement of support following the Sept. 30, 2022, White House Executive Order reestablishing the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

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Sep 30, 2022
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Americans for the Arts today announced its October celebration of National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM), a time for communities to come together to celebrate the power of the arts and humanities in promoting individual wellbeing, addressing trauma, connecting cultures, highlighting inequities, and making the nation’s communities healthier and stronger.

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Sep 23, 2022
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Americans for the Arts is thrilled to collaborate with musician India Carney as our 2022 Ambassador for National Arts & Humanities Month. India will use her platform throughout the month of October to advocate for artists and share her love of culture and journey to becoming a professional musician as we promote the crucial role of the arts and humanities.