Americans for the Arts News - 2021
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Americans for the Arts is thrilled to collaborate with Alora Young, the 2021 Youth Poet Laureate for the Southern United States, as our 2021 Ambassador for National Arts & Humanities Month. Alora will use her platform throughout the month of October to share her love of the humanities and arts with the public as we celebrate the power of culture in communities across the nation.
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.
Americans for the Arts is proud to announce that Ruby Lopez Harper, Vice President of Equity and Local Arts Engagement, has been selected to join artEquity’s 2021 BIPOC Leadership Circle cohort of 50 arts and culture leaders.
This week: We’ve got an insightful blog and a practical webinar to help marketers jumpstart business and maintain audiences as arts organizations work to reopen safely this fall and winter. And in news out of Delaware, join us in congratulating Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long on her award for public leadership in the arts.
This week: an update on our board-commissioned Task Force for Racial and Cultural Equity, a new bipartisan pro-arts bill and a full legislative update on federal arts advocacy success in 2021, looking ahead to National Arts & Humanities Month, and shining a spotlight on our Diversity in Arts Leadership interns.
Individuals and organizations can use National Arts & Humanities Month as a starting point to advocate for the arts and raise awareness about its role in our communities and lives—not just for the month, but throughout the entire year! Here are a few of the ways you can join Americans for the Arts in celebrating NAHM.
This week: Get to know some of the next generation of arts leaders from our internship and Diversity in Arts Leadership summer programs. And in case you missed it, catch a recording of a webinar about congressional earmarks and how your arts organization can benefit from this type of spending.
Catch up on blogs about the STAR Act, supporting Native artists, and a North Carolina arts leader; an exhibit that’s redefining public art monuments using augmented reality; and the final sessions of our DIALogues professional development webinar collection for early arts leaders.
This week: a community art project in NYC’s Chinatown, a report on the intersection of arts and technology, an educator’s guide on the First Amendment and the arts, the latest in our professional development webinar series for early arts leaders, and more!
This week we’ve got expert advice on how to apply for American Rescue Plan grants from the NEA and scoop on the legislative amendments that might have scuttled future federal funding for arts in transit projects. Plus: Congress wants to increase the NEA’s budget by how much?! Catch up on this and much more in our weekly roundup!