Dec 13, 2010

In 1968, 7,000 companies were asked how much they give to the arts and why they give to the arts. In the original BCA Survey of Business Support of the Arts which was conducted in partnership with the National Industrial Conference Board we learned that businesses give to the arts to improve corporate image, improve sales and services, aid employee recruitment, attract other industries to the area, encourage tourism and benefit employees, community and society.

Sound familiar?

Nov 23, 2010

It'€™s hard to believe that the 2010 elections were 20 days ago today. For those of us who work in politics the day is akin to a holiday but just because the elections our over it doesn'€™t mean our work is finished -€“ in fact we have a lot ahead of us. Now is the time when we sit down and figure out what the results from the ballot box mean for the arts and arts education.

Nov 18, 2010

Twenty-five Chinese Ministry of Culture executives just left my office. It was exciting to learn about Chinese cultural investment in projects -- from massive contemporary visual art colonies in Beijing and Shanghai to an exploding phenomenon of cultural festivals in cities and villages throughout their colossal country. They in turn were eager to learn how the arts industry is structured and supported in the United States.

Nov 17, 2010

The National Arts Marketing Conference has come to a close!  A big thanks to all those who participated this year in San Jose and we hope to see you next year in Louisville! 

Nov 10, 2010

National Arts Advocacy Day
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC
April 4€“5, 2011

Nov 05, 2010

Want to be at the NAMP Conference, November 12-€“15, but your travel budget won'€™t allow? We understand, and we are bringing part of the conference to you!

For the first time, we will be live streaming portions of the NAMP Conference. With support from, you will be able to participate in daily discussions, including:

Nov 04, 2010

Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch gave the following statement on the Election Day results:

Oct 19, 2010

With almost 6,000 views, 73 comments, 15 bloggers, hundreds of tweets and retweets, and hundreds more of Facebook likes, the salon was a perfect way to jump start the National Arts Marketing Project Conference: New. Tech. New Tools. New Times.

A huge thank you to our bloggers:

Oct 18, 2010

Every October, in honor of National Arts & Humanities Month, Americans for the Arts partners with emerging leaders from across the country to host Creative Conversations.  Creative Conversations are local gatherings of emerging leaders in communities across the country and are part of a grassroots movement to elevate the profile of arts in America.

The events below are sweeping the country this week.