Friday, February 21, 2020

This week, we look ahead at education policy trends for 2020—and how the arts intersect with them all! Plus, explore with us the role of State Arts Agencies and our State Arts Action Network in increased cultural funding at the state level. Catch up on all the week's news and analysis in the Weekly Web Roundup.


Engaging the Arts in 2020’s Top Education Policy Priorities by Mary Dell’erba
Arts education stakeholders and advocates may not be surprised to see that the arts were not listed among six trending education policy topics for 2020—but don’t worry! The arts interact with these topics in meaningful ways and can be a critical part of the dialogue around the top six trending education policy priorities.

A Strong Equation: How State Arts Advocacy Efforts are Paying Off! by Jay Dick
Here's an interesting equation: If your state has a State Arts Agency that is engaged in thoughtful programming, a strong statewide arts advocacy organization, and advocates who are proactively engaged with your state’s existing political leadership, more funding/pro-arts policy are possible!

News Room

Nominations for the 2020 Annual Leadership Awards are Now Open
Americans for the Arts is accepting nominations of arts leaders for the 2020 Annual Leadership Awards, recognizing the achievements of individuals, organizations, or programs committed to enriching their communities through the arts. Nominations close March 11, 2020.


Ten 2020 Trends That Will Impact the Arts
As we turned the corner into 2020, the Americans for the Arts staff put our heads together to come up with the 10 big trends that we think are worth paying attention to this year. Some of them you'll surely already know about—it is an election year, after all! But others may surprise you.

Job Bank

President and CEO
Overture Center for the Arts
Madison, Wisconsin

Director of Marketing and Communications
American Shakespeare Center
Staunton, Virginia

Director of Programs
SPARC (School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community)
Richmond, Virginia

Executive Director
The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Image: Detail of an infographic provided courtesy of Arts Education Partnership.