Press Releases - 2019
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Americans for the Arts today announced new and re-elected advisory council members for each of their four networks: Arts Education, Emerging Leaders, Private Sector, and Public Art Network. 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 President and CEO Robert L. Lynch released a statement in response to Tuesday’s vote of the U.S. House of Representatives on the FY 2020 spending bills, including five pro-arts appropriation items.
In partnership with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Americans for the Arts is pleased to present Virginia Speaker of the House Designee Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax County) with the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for State Arts Leadership. The award recognizes a state legislator who has consistently advocated for the advancement of pro-arts legislation, funding, and promotion in their region. The ceremony took place this afternoon at the NCSL Capitol Forum in Phoenix, Arizona.
Americans for the Arts and The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs will host the annual National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference at The InterContinental Miami Hotel in Miami, Florida, on November 15-18, 2019. The largest gathering of arts marketers in the country, the conference is a critical forum for arts marketers to discuss the newest and most important marketing tools, the rapidly shifting demographics and behaviors of consumers, as well as how arts and culture organizations can best remain relevant in a time of flux and uncertainty.
Americans for the Arts will present the annual National Arts Awards on Monday, October 21, as part of National Arts and Humanities Month. The awards recognize and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of national leaders whose work demonstrates extraordinary achievement and advances the arts in the United States.
Americans for the Arts today announced its October celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month, a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America. During the month-long celebration, Americans for the Arts encourages people to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives.
Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch issued a statement following news that full funding—$704,000—was restored for the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA), enabling the agency to additionally receive just over $3 million in federal and private sector funds.
Americans for the Arts today announced the recipients of this year’s national Arts and Business Partnership Awards, recognizing 10 U.S. companies, a business leader, and an arts and business partnership for their exceptional commitment to the arts. The awards will be presented by Americans for the Arts on October 3, 2019, at a black-tie gala at The Central Park Boathouse in New York City.
Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch offered a statement in response to today's Senate’s approval of Mary Anne Carter to chair the National Endowment for the Arts for a four-year term.
Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch was named to the 2019 NPT Power & Influence Top 50, an annual list in its 22nd year highlighting the nonprofit sector’s top working executives for innovation and influence on the broader sector. This is the fifth year that Lynch has been recognized by the publication for his leadership for Americans for the Arts. He was previously recognized in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2018.