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Americans for the Arts, in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus and 86 national co-sponsors, celebrates Arts Advocacy Day 2010 in which more than 400 grassroots arts supporters from across the United States take to Capitol Hill to advocate for pro-arts legislation. The day begins with the Congressional Arts Kick Off where acclaimed film and TV actor Kyle MacLachlan will be among the featured speakers.
Americans for the Arts commends Congress on passing comprehensive health care reform legislation. This bill ensures that the nation's artists and arts workers will now receive increased access to the health coverage they deserve. The final legislation included major reform policies supported by Americans for the Arts and its national health care coalition of 20 other arts organizations.
The National Lieutenant Governors Association recognized the 50th Anniversary of Americans for the Arts at the groupâs recent meeting in Washington, DC. Americans for the Arts and the NGLA are strategic partners and present the Lieutenant Governor Arts annually as part of the Public Leadership in the Arts Awards series.
03-23-2010: The final healthcare package is signed into law and provides a tax credit beginning in 2010 through 2013 for small businesses and 501(c) organizations with less than 25 employees and average wages below $50,000.
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts, commends Congress on passing comprehensive health care reform legislation. This bill ensures that the nation’s artists and arts workers will now receive increased access to the health coverage they deserve. The final legislation included major reform policies supported by Americans for the Arts and its national health care coalition of 20 other arts organizations.
03-18-2010: The HIRE act is enacted into law in an effort to combat nationwide unemployment rates. This $17.6 billion comprehensive job package encourages employers to hire new workers. Of particular importance to nonprofits, it relieves nonprofit employers from paying their 6.2 percent share of Social Security payroll tax for each new hire for the remainder of 2010. The U.S.
03-15-2010: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Obama administration release broad principles for renewing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as the No Child Left Behind Act.
National Arts Advocacy Day
Omni Shoreham Hotel
April 12-13, 2010
Mayor Joseph P. Riley
Jr. Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Monday, April 12, 2010
This year's Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy will feature Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., of Charleston, SC, and founder of the Mayors' Institute on City Design. Please reserve your free tickets by Wednesday, April 7, 2010.
All this week on ARTSblog, the Private Sector Initiatives team at Americans for the Arts is leading a special blog salon. Follow the Private Sector Blog Salon from March 8-12 as more than twenty leaders from across the country discuss issues related to private sector giving and the arts.