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Earlier this year for Memorial Day, I wrote a blog about arts programs that serve veterans and their families. As Veterans Day approaches, I want to uplift the new National...

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Compassionate Artists, a nonprofit in Long Beach, California, brings music, dance, and art to financially disadvantaged seniors living in residential care facilities in Southeast Los Angeles County. Founder and Executive Director Carol Gibson...

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As the nation observes Military Appreciation Month in May, it feels an appropriate moment to give attention to arts programs that support our military-connected communities, especially Veterans. The cultural sector plays an active and meaningful role serving Veterans and their families, and it...

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Sep 24, 2021

This week: the power of arts education, grants for creative therapies in the military, emergency preparedness for public artworks, branding for arts organizations, and participating in artEquity’s leadership cohort for BIPOC arts workers.

A dancer dressed in white waves a large red cloth in the air in front of a concrete wall adorned with spray painted graffiti written in Japanese characters.
Mar 12, 2021

This week: what the newly-signed American Rescue Plan means for the arts and culture sector, a hopeful dance project bearing witness to nuclear disaster, the contributions craft can bring to a community, and research on the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women—especially in the arts field.

Oct 30, 2020

Election Day is nearly here, and early voting is happening all over the country! Do you still need to make a plan to vote? Check out the Arts Action Fund ArtsVote campaign for state-by-state fact sheets that will help ensure your voice is heard at the polls! While you're waiting in line to vote, catch up here on blogs and news you might have missed this week, plus check out the upcoming virtual National Arts Marketing Project Conference—registration is open now.

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Nov 15, 2022

The Arts in Juvenile Justice Working Group is a conglomerate of organizations and stakeholders that are passionate about the Juvenile Justice system, as it relates to the integration of creative arts therapies. Working Group member SkyArt in Chicago provides visual art programming to young people ages 5 to 24 and is currently featuring an exhibition focused on artwork from incarcerated youth and explores the impact that incarceration has on the youth population.

Jun 09, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, artists have been quick to respond with works that seek to memorialize, to provoke and to heal. Whether through sharing illustrations on Instagram, or creating murals in the streets of Minneapolis, many artists have created tributes to give honor to the lives of those lost to police violence and racial injustice.

Aug 12, 2019

DIAVOLO, a Los Angeles-based dance company, has made it a mission of their Veterans Project to utilize their unique style of movement as a tool to help restore veterans' physical, mental, and emotional strengths through workshops and public performances in communities all around the country. Earlier this year, the Veterans Project expanded to a national program, bringing the initiative to Kansas State University.