Americans for the Arts News - 2015
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Today, Americans for the Arts and the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) presented South Dakota Lt. Governor Matt Michels 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. Michels received his award at the NLGA’s Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Ohio’s two-year state budget was signed by Gov. John Kasich on June 30 and includes an historic increase in state funding for the Ohio Arts Council (OAC).
In today’s competitive business climate, creativity is the key to building a competitive advantage. Throughout the United States, the most innovative businesses are turning to the arts to help them meet some of their most difficult and vital objectives.
Members of Americans for the Arts are invited to apply for several scholarships opportunities to attend the
Americans for the Arts yesterday honored 31 outstanding public arts projects created in 2014 through the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. The works were chosen from more than 300 entries across the country and recognized at the 2015 Annual Convention in Chicago.
This year, Americans for the Arts is honoring Richard E. Huff with the Selina Roberts Ottum Award. Presented jointly by Americans for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts for the past 25 years, the Selina Roberts Ottum Award recognizes outstanding contributions in the local arts agency field.
This year, Americans for the Arts is honoring Lara Davis with the American Express Emerging Leaders Award. Given annually since 2006 and sponsored by American Express since 2011, the American Express Emerging Leaders Award recognizes an exceptional new and/or young arts professional for their exemplary leadership, deep engagement with community, and strong commitment to advancing the arts.
On Thursday, June 4th, Americans for the Arts is participating in Do More 24. Powered by United Way of the National Capital Area, Do More 24 is a local movement that brings together nonprofit organizations, companies, and people committed to making a difference in our community. Make a gift to Americans for the Arts on June 4th and together, let’s do more for the arts.
This year, Americans for the Arts is honoring Jeff Hawthorne with the Michael Newton Award. For the past 25 years, the Michael Newton Award has recognized exemplary leadership skills and extraordinary dedication to supporting the arts through a united arts fund, which is a combined effort to raise money on behalf of multiple arts institutions in the community, or through unique and powerful partnerships with the private sector.
Today, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) will expand its successful Turnaround Arts initiative into five additional school districts, as the program continues to successfully help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap, and increase student engagement through the arts.