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Americans for the Arts presents the 2010 Arts Education Award to KID smART, a New Orleans-based arts education organization. The award will be presented on June 25 at the Americans for the Arts Half-Century Summit in Baltimore. Given annually by Americans for the Arts since 2007, the award honors the best in arts education program design and execution and organizational leadership. The Arts Education Award is presented by the Arts Education Council of Americans for the Arts.
Americans for the Arts presents the 2010 Public Art Network (PAN) Award to community arts activist Judy Baca. The award will be presented today at the Americans for the Arts Half-Century Summit Public Art Preconference in Baltimore. The Public Art Network Award was created to recognize and honor innovative and creative contributions and commitment in the field of public art.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts today announces the 2010 Public Art Year in Review. The Year in Review recognizes 40 of the year’s best public art works in the United States and Canada, consisting of projects from 29 cities in 15 states. The works were chosen from more than 300 entries from across the country.
Americans for the Arts presents the 2010 Emerging Leader Award to Marc Vogl, program officer at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The award will be presented to Vogl on June 26 at the Americans for the Arts Half-Century Summit in Baltimore. Given annually since 2006, the Emerging Leader Award honors exceptional young arts professionals who demonstrate exemplary leadership, innovative thinking, and a commitment to advancing the arts in their local, state, or national communities.
The Americans for the Arts Half-Century Summit will take place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Friday, June 25-Sunday, June 27.
10. Last minute planners can register on site!
9. Paddleboats and Edgar Allen Poe impersonators? Does any other convention offer both?
8. More than 150 of the brightest and best minds in the arts are ready to share their ideas with you.
The Arts Education Council of Americans for the Arts welcomes arts education leaders from across the country for an opportunity to examine the future of sustainable, student-centered arts education. The arts education pre-conference will take place in Baltimore, June 24–25, 2010, prior to the Americans for the Arts Half-Century Summit. Arts educators will be looking at action-oriented strategies for moving decision makers from simply valuing arts education to prioritizing arts education.
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, will hold its Half-Century Summit and Annual Convention in Baltimore, June 25 –27, 2010. This is the largest gathering in the nation of arts leaders and their partners in creative business, education, and government. The Half-Century Summit will celebrate the accomplishments and advances of the arts over the last 50 years and bring together leaders from the across the country to learn, connect, and discuss how to keep the arts relevant throughout the U.S. over the next half century.
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, is pleased to announce five new Professional Development Fellows for 2010-2011. These fellowships for emerging arts leaders of color from the Great Lakes region are supported by Chicago’s Joyce Foundation. The Fellows will receive scholarships to attend three Americans for the Arts events in the coming year: the Half Century Summit in Baltimore, MD (June 25-27, 2010), the National Arts Marketing Project Conference in San Jose, CA (November 12-15, 2010), and Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC (April 4-5, 2011).
04-30-2010: Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) circulated a "Dear Colleague" letter among his fellow senators in support of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This letter is an opportunity for senators to make a statement of support for the NEA, and it has been four years since the last Dear Colleague in support of the NEA was circulated in the Senate.
A week after the largest Arts Advocacy Day in years, arts advocates from across the nation are looking to Congress to take the next step in supporting strong public policies for the arts and arts education. On April 13, more than 550 arts supporters visited more than 250 Congressional offices during Arts Advocacy Day 2010. These meetings are catalysts in securing more funding for the country’s arts groups, arts workers, and creative industries.