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Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts, will be presented with The United States Conference of Mayors President’s Award this evening at a ceremony hosted by the Mayors’ group at the National Building Museum. The award is in honor of Americans for the Arts’ 50 years of outstanding work in promoting, serving, and advancing arts and culture throughout the country.
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, today announced the National Arts Index at a press conference held at the National Press Club and kicking-off its 50th anniversary year. The National Arts Index is the first study designed to measure the health and vitality of the arts industries in the United States. The National Arts Index is composed of 76 national-level research indicators produced by the federal government and private research organizations.
Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts, announces the selection of Joseph C. Dilg, Managing Partner of Vinson & Elkins LLP, to serve as chairman of BCA’s Executive Board. The BCA Executive Board is a 14-member group of corporate leaders who provide leadership and expertise on key BCA initiatives including messaging, advocacy, and strategic alliances within the private-sector community. He succeeds J. Barry Griswell, former chairman of the Principal Financial Group and president of The Des Moines Foundation, who is stepping down after three years of service as chair.