Dec 22, 2015

"From now on... if we haven't got exactly what the customer wants, we'll send him where he can get it. No high pressuring and forcing a customer to take something he doesn't really want. We'll be known as the helpful store..the friendly store...the store with a heart...the store that places public service ahead of profits.

Dec 15, 2015
Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce today that Ruby Lopez Harper will be joining the organization as the new Director of Local Arts Services, starting January 11, 2016.  
Dec 14, 2015

“Each day is more wondrous and rewarding because I experience it through the arts.” When The Related Group Chairman and CEO Jorge Pérez said these words on October 6 at the BCA 10 gala at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City while accepting the 2015 BCA Lea

Dec 10, 2015

Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce the newly elected leadership of its four National Advisory Councils. These individuals were nominated by their peers to advise Americans for the Arts staff on programs and services for the fields of Arts Education, Emerging Leadership, Public Art, and the Private Sector.

Dec 08, 2015
In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction. Today, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $75,000 to Americans for the Arts to support the Public Art Resource Center (PARC)
The Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields.
Dec 03, 2015

Mathew Heggem is a dancer turned CEO of SUM Innovation, a 15 person company that assesses, designs, implements, and manages accounting solutions. After working in the nonprofit world for many years, Matthew changed his career to seek out new experiences. Though one may not think that “choreographer” and “accounting consultant” share many characteristics, Matthew says building a business is creative work.

Nov 27, 2015
Americans for the Arts and KRIS Wine are proud to announce the 16 winners of the sixth annual “Art of Education” campaign.  A special congratulations goes to Flossie Floyd Green Elementary School in Allen, TX, which had the most votes in the campaign and will receive the $5,000 grand prize in support of the school’s arts program.
Nov 17, 2015

As a tribute and a thank you to all our partners, Americans for the Arts is placing this advertisement featuring all our cross-sector awardees from 2015 in 14 publications this fall into early 2016. Our awardees will reach 377,000 readers and will appear on the pages of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Politico, and APAP’s Inside Arts magazine, just to name a few.

Nov 11, 2015

Inspired by meeting Curtis Bean, a veteran and founder of Art of War Project, and our ongoing work in the area of arts & healing through the National Initiative of Arts & Health in the Military, Bob Lynch published an article with the Huffington Post for Veterans Day 2015. 

Nov 09, 2015

Arts partnerships frequently offer companies effective and cost-efficient methods of achieving critical business goals. To explore and illustrate the different types of benefits that arts partnerships can bring to businesses, Americans for the Arts is producing a series of essays on Each essay includes case studies from some of America's most successful business and arts partnerships.