Americans for the Arts News - 2014
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School of Doodle, a new project sponsored by the arts service nonprofit Fractured Atlas and funded by Kickstarter, was formed with the mission to change the way girls value themselves and teach them to be loud. Founders, staff, A-list supporters, and advisory board - of which our own Nora Halpern is a member - believe in a world where girls don't have to ask for permission, and that female creativity and confidence is the foundation of the future.
When the 2014 NAMP Conference heads to Atlanta, there will be no shortage of art to experience, sites to see, food and drink to be enjoyed, and activities to be done. We’ve narrowed it down to our Top 10 to make it a little easier—take a look!
Elizabeth Streb is an internationally acclaimed American choreographer, performer, and teacher of contemporary dance and movement. Her choreography, which she calls "POPACTION," challenges us rethink the interface between people, technology, and society.
Americans for the Arts president and CEO Robert Lynch was named on The NonProfit Times' 2014 Power and Influence Top 50. This is the third consecutive year Lynch has been recognized by the publication for his leadership for Americans for the Arts.
This year's Opening Keynote Address will feature Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO of Translation, former record label executive, and one of the most influential marketing minds of our time.
Yesterday, July 24, Americans for the Arts and the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) presented Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann with the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for State Arts Leadership, which honors a public official who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the advancement of the arts at the state level. Lt. Gov. Ellspermann will receive her award at the NLGA’s Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, on July 24.
Longtime arts advocate Anthony Turney passed away July 4, 2014. Turney had a varied career, spanning several cities, starting in New York as an event producer. He would eventually become Deputy Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC; Executive Director of the Dance Theater of Harlem; Administrative Director of the San Francisco Opera; and CEO of the NAMES Project Foundation.
What role do the arts play in the founding of our country and the winning of our independence? Americans for the Arts' CEO and President, Robert Lynch, answers this question today in the Huffington Post, in honor of Independence Day.
Jay Dick, Americans for the Arts' Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs, was sworn in as a Comissioner for the Virginia Commission on the Arts last month and will serve a 5 year term with them starting July 1, 2014.
Americans for the Arts held a leadership roundtable in Sun Valley, ID on June 26th - 28th. The Arts Leadership Roundtable brought together 30 artists, philanthropists, and corporate leaders in a proactive dialogue to explore how the arts can be utilized as a positive force for change. The focus of the roundtable was to explore the growing connection between the arts and technology.