Author(s): Davidson, Ben and Peck, Emily
Date of Publication: Dec 01, 2017

A Statistical Report on the Campaign Revenues of the Nation’s United Arts Funds during Fiscal Year 2016. Throughout the summer of 2017, the Americans for the Arts Private Sector Initiatives department solicited responses to the FY2016 United Arts Fund Campaign Survey. Surveys were distributed to a total of 45 united arts funds by email. Throughout the summer, non-responders were contacted by phone and/or via email to solicit their participation, including the option to participate in an abbreviated version. A total of 37UAFsparticipated in the survey.

Author(s): Shue, Jordan
Date of Publication: Aug 01, 2017

Want to know the best ways to disseminate Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 data to businesses in your community? This tool-kit has hard data on the best ways to reach them, along with information on how the arts sector has used the report.

Author(s): Thys, Elizabeth
Date of Publication: Aug 01, 2017

This workbook focuses on one of the many ways arts organizations can work with businesses: corporate art activations. This concept lives under employee engagement as culture building or creativity training as well as physical space transformation. Brooklyn-based limeSHIFT has developed a methodology for delivering this type of engagement through visual or experiential art focused on increasing employees’ capacities to work collectively and collaboratively with empathy, from a heightened state of attention and observation, and with a newfound ability to innovate and change. limeSHIFT

Author(s): Myatt, Alice
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2017

This handbook outlines the process of creating GEOLOOM, a tool to foster creative placemaking through capturing the broad range of arts and culture in Baltimore, Maryland. While Baltimore is a city of approximately 600,000 residents, the process can be adapted for a community of any size, city or town, urban or rural. All communities have both formal and informal arts and cultural activities and we believe that mapping them along with other data can assist in teh decision-making necessary for making communities vibrant and sustainable.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2017

This 2017 fact sheet gives and overview of Local Arts Agencies (LAAs) program from1965-2016. LAAs work to ensure a vital presence for the art in communities across the country. They provide services to sustain their local arts industries and endeavor to make the arts access.


Author(s): Saloom, Susan; Wester, Marete; Gregory, Alicia
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2017

A collaboration between AFTA’s National Initiative on Arts & Health and the Military and the Local Arts Advancement departments, Arts Deployed is a guide for arts organizations and artists interested in bringing creative arts programming to military and Veteran communities, their caregivers, and families.

Author(s): Malpede, John and Sanchez Juarez, Christina
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2017

Part of the Americans for the Arts Artists & Communities conversation series that pairs veteran community arts leaders with emerging community arts leaders to share their visions for, experiences with, and challenges to making healthy, equitable, vibrant communities through arts and culture. As community-based work receives more recognition, and intersections and collaborations become stronger, these conversations illuminate just how artists and community arts leaders can work to sustain and maintain healthy communities through their practice.

Author(s): Dalton, Aaron
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2017

The eigth essay in the pARTnership Movement essay series addresses how the arts create jobs, spur urban renewal, attract new businesses, generate tourism revenue, and foster an environment that appeals to a skilled and educated workforce. By partnering with arts organizations, you can strengthen the health and vitality of our neighborhoods, cities, states, and nation.

Author(s): Arts & Business Council of New York
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2017

Capturing 25 years of our Diversity in Arts Leadership Internship Program Impact through this infographic!

Author(s): Flowers, Beth
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2017

This workbook series focuses on one of the many ways arts organizations can work with businesses—arts-based employee engagement. This broad concept can be defined as employee engagement training or a cultural experience, delivered through various arts disciplines (music, visual art, drama etc.).