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At the intersection of technology, branding, and activism, digital-media company Refinery29’s 29Rooms installation succeeded in intersecting all of these, truly turning it into art. For its third year, the annual event opened its doors during New York Fashion Week (NYFW) to a mass of visitors in the Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood and brought forth the most powerful artists and collaborators in hopes of raising awareness on a variety of issues.
Deutsche Bank invests in New York City's young people's future in the arts! They believe art enhances our ability to respond to an increasingly complex and fast moving world with new perspectives, ideas, and insights.
Community recovery in the aftermath of disasters—such as the major hurricanes, fires, and floods in August and September—is a crucial challenge, and the arts have a strong role to play. Americans for the Arts calls on local, state, and federal decisionmakers and government agencies—particularly FEMA and the Small Business Administration—to recognize the crucial role of arts and cultural organizations and workers, and to prioritize immediate and streamlined disaster relief assistance so that they may fulfill their role as healing nexus points for affected communities.
Americans for the Arts today announced the election of Sarah Gonzales Triplett, director of public policy for Creative Many Michigan, and Ann S. Graham, executive director of Texans for the Arts, as chair and vice chair respectively of the State Arts Action Network (SAAN) Council. Each will serve a one-year term from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
Americans for the Arts believes in the transformative power of the arts in education and is committed to advancing policies which ensure equitable access to arts education for America’s learners in numerous ways. National Arts in Education Week is supported by Americans for the Arts on behalf of the field of arts education to bring visibility to the cause, unify stakeholders with a shared message, and provide the tools and resources for local leaders to advance arts education in their communities.
On November 10-13, the NAMP Conference and more than 650 arts marketers from across the country will head to Memphis, TN to explore latest arts marketing trends, skills and innovations in technology. Register by August 25 to lock in early-bird pricing and save up to $100.
Americans for the Arts releases a statement about the complex and important impact of public art, including monuments to the Confederacy, on the history and pride of diverse communities, and encourages ongoing civic dialogue around the removal and replacement of these monuments.
ArtBuilt’s new space in the Brooklyn Army Terminal is a step towards addressing the need for affordable workspace, providing a dynamic new base of operations for dozens of artists and creative workers.
Americans for the Arts members can apply for one of five scholarship opportunities to attend the 2017 National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference in Memphis.
While one of the biggest draws for tourists to New York City is the arts and culture scene, tour guides are utilizing art-based skills to enhance the visitor experience.