May 03, 2010

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, is pleased to announce five new Professional Development Fellows for 2010-2011. These fellowships for emerging arts leaders of color from the Great Lakes region are supported by Chicago’s Joyce Foundation. The Fellows will receive scholarships to attend three Americans for the Arts events in the coming year: the Half Century Summit in Baltimore, MD (June 25-27, 2010), the National Arts Marketing Project Conference in San Jose, CA (November 12-15, 2010), and Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC (April 4-5, 2011).

Apr 22, 2010

A week after the largest Arts Advocacy Day in years, arts advocates from across the nation are looking to Congress to take the next step in supporting strong public policies for the arts and arts education. On April 13, more than 550 arts supporters visited more than 250 Congressional offices during Arts Advocacy Day 2010. These meetings are catalysts in securing more funding for the country’s arts groups, arts workers, and creative industries.

Apr 13, 2010

Americans for the Arts, in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus and 86 national co-sponsors, celebrates Arts Advocacy Day 2010 today. More than 500 arts advocates from across the country are meeting with their representatives on Capitol Hill, calling on Congress to support arts-friendly legislation and policies. A highlight of the day is a congressional hearing entitled “Arts Build Communities” hosted by Rep. James P. Moran (D-VA), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior. Advocacy has been at the core of Americans for the Arts’ history and is one of the many milestones being celebrated during the organization’s 50th anniversary year. Arts Advocacy Day 2010 brings together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with hundreds of grassroots arts activists.

Apr 13, 2010

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, in conjunction with The United States Conference of Mayors, today presented the 2010 National Award for Congressional Arts Leadership to U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The award, which recognizes distinguished public service on behalf of the arts, was presented at the Congressional Arts Kick Off during Arts Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.

Apr 12, 2010

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts, is celebrating Arts Advocacy Day today along with the Congressional Arts Caucus and 86 national co-sponsors. A highlight of the day is a Congressional hearing entitled “Arts Build Communities” hosted by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior and its newly appointed chairman, Rep. James P. Moran (D-VA). Americans for the Arts witnesses at the hearing include acclaimed actors Jeff Daniels and Kyle MacLachlan, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and U.S. Army Brigadier General Nolen V. Bivens (ret.). Witnesses are asking Congress to support a budget of $180 million for the National Endowment for the Arts in the FY 2011 Interior Appropriations bill.

Apr 11, 2010

Americans for the Arts submitted the following testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior supporting FY 2011 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts at a level of $180 million.

Apr 01, 2010

Americans for the Arts, in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus and 86 national co-sponsors, celebrates Arts Advocacy Day 2010 in which more than 400 grassroots arts supporters from across the Unites States take to Capitol Hill to advocate for pro-arts legislation.

Mar 30, 2010

Americans for the Arts, in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus and 86 national co-sponsors, celebrates Arts Advocacy Day 2010 in which more than 400 grassroots arts supporters from across the United States take to Capitol Hill to advocate for pro-arts legislation. The day begins with the Congressional Arts Kick Off where acclaimed film and TV actor Kyle MacLachlan will be among the featured speakers.

Mar 23, 2010

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts, commends Congress on passing comprehensive health care reform legislation. This bill ensures that the nation’s artists and arts workers will now receive increased access to the health coverage they deserve. The final legislation included major reform policies supported by Americans for the Arts and its national health care coalition of 20 other arts organizations.

Mar 05, 2010

Americans for the Arts announced today the recipients of ten full scholarships, including travel and lodging, to the 2010 Americans for the Arts Half-Century Summit and Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD, from June 25–27. These scholarships provide an opportunity for emerging leaders and those working in underserved communities to network with peers, gain professional development at workshops, and bring new ideas and skills back to the communities they serve.

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