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Americans for the Arts and The United States Conference of Mayors presented the 2017 Public Arts Leadership Awards at the mayors’ Winter Meeting. Martin Walsh, mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, received the National Award for Local Arts Leadership for cities with a population of 100,000 or more.
Americans for the Arts and The United States Conference of Mayors today presented the 2017 Public Leadership in the Arts Awards to two elected officials at The United States Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting. Mayor Martin Walsh and Mayor Satish Hiremath have supported and promoted arts and culture in their communities.
Americans for the Arts today announces six additions to its 38-member Board of Directors. The group collectively includes leaders in the areas of cultural policy, business, innovation, and the arts.
Vans invites high school art students throughout the country to join in the eighth annual Vans Custom Culture art competition to embrace youth creativity and support arts education. Starting today, high school art teachers can register their classes to compete for the grand prize of $50,000 towards their art program by creating their most artistic and inventive designs using blank Vans shoes as their canvas.
Americans for the Arts announces 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, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, announced today that it has been awarded a $100,000 Art Works: Arts Education grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the State Policy Pilot Program, a three-year program aiming to strengthen the focus and attention being put on arts education through advancing state-level education policy.
Americans for the Arts and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) today presented the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for State Arts Leadership to the four founding chairs of the Pennsylvania Legislative Arts & Culture Caucus—Sen. Patrick Browne (R-16, representing part of Lehigh County), Sen. Jay Costa (D-43 representing part of Allegheny County), Rep. Tim Briggs (D-149, representing part of Montgomery County), and Rep. Stan Saylor (R-94, representing part of York County). The annual award was presented at the NCSL Fall Forum in Washington, DC, and honors public officials who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the advancement of the arts at the state level.
This holiday season, Henri Bendel is partnering with Americans for the Arts and New York-based artist James Goldcrown. Today, from 5-9 p.m., Henri Bendel will unveil a JGoldcrown original Love Wall mural to introduce their holiday campaign "From Bendel with Love" at Bendel’s flagship store in New York City. Henri Bendel will donate 10 percent of proceeds from this in-store event, up to $10,000, to Americans for the Arts.
Americans for the Arts’ president and CEO Robert L. Lynch issued a statement in response to Wednesday morning’s election results.