Press Releases - 2014
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Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, has just released its 2015-2017 strategic plan. The key focus for the strategic plan is the organization’s No. 1 priority: building recognition for the transformative power of the arts in all of our lives and communities in new ways.
WASHINGTON – December 11, 2014 - Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, announces new advisory council members for each of their four networks: Arts Education, Emerging Leaders, Private Sector and Public Art. These individuals will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership.
Americans for the Arts will present the 2014 State Legislatures Arts Leadership Award to Florida Senator Don Gaetz. As part of the Public Leadership in the Arts, this award recognizes elected officials who advance the arts and arts education within their communities and whose vision and leadership provide heightened visibility to the value of the arts.
ATLANTA – Nov. th, 2014 - Americans for the Arts and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs will co-host the annual National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference in Atlanta Nov. 7–10. More than 600 arts marketing professionals from around the country will gather to explore the future of arts marketing and audience engagement.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, announces its annual National Arts Awards honorees. The awards recognize artists and arts leaders who exhibit exemplary national leadership and whose work demonstrates extraordinary achievement.
Americans for the Arts and the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) will be joined by singer-songwriter and arts education activist Ben Folds to launch the new National Core Arts Standards on Monday, October 20.
WASHINGTON—October 1, 2014—National Arts & Humanities Month kicks off October 1, 2014. The monthlong celebration is the country’s largest collective celebration of arts and culture.
Americans for the Arts, the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, encourages all Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in the arts.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK—September 3, 2014—Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announced the honoree companies selected by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts, as the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America for 2014.
WASHINGTON– August 20, 2014 – Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, announced today that ten state teams would join a three-year pilot program to strengthen arts education by advancing state policy. Announced at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ legislative summit in Minneapolis, the ten states entering the pilot program are:
WASHINGTON – July 24, 2014 – Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, and the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) will present Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann with the 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. Lt. Gov.