Press Releases - 2011
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On Saturday, January 14, 2012, at An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala, YoungArts will honor actor Robert Redford with the Arison Award; visual artist Doug Aitken with the Alumni Award; and arts administrator Robert Lynch, President of the Americans for the Arts, with the YoungArts Leadership Award. The gala, held at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts and the J.W. Marriott Marquis Hotel, will bring together prominent artists, community leaders, philanthropists and celebrities to celebrate the 2012 national YoungArts winners.
The Americans for the Arts Action Fund, a membership organization that seeks to engage citizens in education and advocacy in support of the arts, today announced the event schedule for ArtsVoteIowa. From November 16-17, ArtsVoteIowa will present a series of free public events in Des Moines and Coralville designed to help infuse the arts into the 2012 election cycle in advance of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses.
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announced that it will hold its annual National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) conference in Louisville, KY from November 12–15, 2011. More than 500 arts professionals will be in attendance.
Award-winning Actress and George Washington University alum Kerry Washington will be greeting and serving fans at Sprinkles Cupcakes in Georgetown on Saturday, October 29 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Her appearance will kick off a nine-day event benefiting Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education. From October 29 to November 6, 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of Sprinkles Red Velvet cupcakes will be donated to Americans for the Arts.
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education, is hosting a Creative Conversation webinar titled, "Community Engagement in the Arts," from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST on October 25, 2011. The conversation is open to both Americans for the Arts’ members and nonmembers. Those interested in attending the webinar can register for it here.
This fall, consumers can support arts education programs in America's K-12 public schools as they enjoy one of America's fastest growing Italian wines, KRIS. KRIS is teaming with Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, as part of its second annual "Art of Education" program. KRIS will award 16 schools in the United States a total of $25,000 to improve academic achievement through quality arts education. The KRIS program, which runs from October through November 30, 2011, comes at an important time when students and teachers face record budget cuts that threaten arts education programs across the country.
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, presents the Business Committee for the Arts’ BCA 10: Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America. In addition, the BCA Leadership Award and BCA Hall of Fame Award will also be presented to Christopher “Kip” Forbesand Kohler Co., respectively.
Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, announces recipients of the 2011 National Arts Awards. The annual awards recognize those artists and arts leaders who exhibit exemplary national leadership and whose work demonstrates extraordinary artistic achievement. They are organizations and individuals—artists, business leaders, and patrons—who understand that the arts and arts education enrich people and communities alike.
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, today announced those companies selected by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts, as The BCA 10: Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America for 2011. In addition, Christopher Forbes, vice chairman of Forbes, Inc. will receive the 2011 BCA Leadership Award, and Kohler Co. will be inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame. The BCA 10 Awards, BCA Leadership Award and BCA Hall of Fame Award will be presented by Americans for the Arts on October 5, 2011, at a black-tie gala at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City.
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, and the National Conference of State Legislatures today announced Kansas State Senator Roger Reitz as the recipient of the 2011 Public Leadership in the Arts Award for State Arts Leadership, which honors a public official who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the advancement of the arts at the state level. Senator Reitz will receive his award today at the today at the National Conference of State Legislatures Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX.