Americans for the Arts News - 2017
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NJTV News produced a video and article highlighting Americans for the Arts’ efforts to fight for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
As Congress and the Trump Administration prepare the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018, Americans for the Arts is working to remind our elected officials about the economic importance of federal funding for the arts, specifically through the National Endowment for the Arts. This morning, ads appeared in the New York Post and The Hill newspapers with the bold headline “The Arts Put America to Work.”
Americans for the Arts released a statement on the important economic impact of the arts in both supporting American jobs and strengthening our economy. There is a clear and welcome message for the President and Congress: because you care about jobs and the economy, you can feel confident about investing in the arts.
Americans for the Arts is proud to announce the complete pARTnership Movement essay series, featuring case studies that profile successful business-arts relationships and illustrate eight reasons businesses partner with the arts.
On Wednesday, February 15, Americans for the Arts' president and CEO Robert L. Lynch was awarded the JFK Commonwealth Award at the 2017 Commonwealth Awards at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. The inaugural award recognizes Lynch's long career as an arts leader, champion, and ambassador.
Americans for the Arts releases a statement in response to the executive order signed by President Trump that denies entrance into the U.S. by immigrant and non-immigrant visitors from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Americans for the Arts is pleased to release a new guide, Arts Deployed: An Action Guide for Community Arts & Military Programming, for local arts organizations and artists interested in bringing creative arts programming to military and Veteran communities, their caregivers, and families. Arts Deployed honors the highly effective and robust arts and military programs that exist all across the country and seeks to help close a critical gap, as the demand for these services far exceeds their number.
Americans for the Arts is pleased to offer a number of full ride and reimbursement scholarships to the 2017 Annual Convention in San Francisco June 15-18, 2017. Scholarships are available to our members as well as California-based artists and cultural workers. Deadline is Feb. 28, 2017.
Americans for the Arts president and CEO Robert L. Lynch informs members and friends of the status of federal funding for the arts in the new Administration and U.S. Congress, and describes actions steps that they should take now and over the coming months.
Arts professionals, community leaders, artists, and students are all invited to join this annual gathering June 16-18 in San Francisco on the future of art and culture in America.