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Sep 11, 2017

Community recovery in the aftermath of disasters—such as the major hurricanes, fires, and floods in August and September—is a crucial challenge, and the arts have a strong role to play. Americans for the Arts calls on local, state, and federal decisionmakers and government agencies—particularly FEMA and the Small Business Administration—to recognize the crucial role of arts and cultural organizations and workers, and to prioritize immediate and streamlined disaster relief assistance so that they may fulfill their role as healing nexus points for affected communities.

Mar 26, 2017

The National Summit convened in Tampa, Florida, for the first time, bringing together military and civilian leaders in sessions and dialogue to define the blueprint for collective arts and military action through 2020. 

Mar 09, 2017

Americans for the Arts releases a statement about the importance of artists and creative workers being able to acquire and maintain affordable healthcare insurance at a time when Congress is working to “repeal and replace” portions of ACA.

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Sep 01, 2017

In August 2017, the Tennessee Shakespeare Company began working with Veterans at the Memphis VA Medical Association.

Sep 01, 2017

The OBX Veterans Week is a collaborative event on the Outer Banks of North Carolina that celebrates Veterans, active-duty military and their families through the arts.

Mar 27, 2017

Well known for bridging the military/civilian divide through theatre in cities across the nation since 2008, the Telling Project's recent production of "She Went to War" at the Guthri

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