Americans for the Arts News - 2021
Read the latest arts news
Scholarships are available for those interested in attending the 2021 Annual Convention, happening virtually June 8-11. The deadline to request a scholarship is Monday, May 3 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
This week: updating the economic power of the arts; advocacy reading and opportunities, including next week’s National Arts Action Summit and 10 reasons to support the arts in 2021; exploring the impact of COVID-19 on intentionally marginalized creative workers; how to bring a creative workforce recovery program to your community; and introducing the 2021 Diversity in Arts Leadership interns.
Americans for the Arts and its partners, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Metro Arts: Nashville Office of Arts and Culture, are excited to announce the 25 interns selected to participate in the 2021 DIAL program, which matches undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership with dynamic communities, energetic host arts organizations, and committed mentors during a 10-week summer internship.
It’s been a difficult and painful week for the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and an important one for struggling artists and arts organizations seeking help from the newly established American Rescue Plan. Plus: tips and trends for arts advocacy in 2021, preserving arts spaces during COVID, exploring boundaries through public art, and defining the “inclusive creative economy.”
In the wake of the shooting in Atlanta that has left eight individuals dead, six of whom were Asian, we are re-sharing an excerpt from a recent issue of our Cultural Equity Weekly News Digest focusing on resources specific to combatting anti-Asian racism.
On Saturday, April 24, Americans for the Arts will celebrate International Sculpture Day, a worldwide event created by the International Sculpture Center (ISC) for anyone with an appreciation or commitment to the field of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. We encourage all our members and followers to take part!
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.
This week: staff blogs on equity in grantmaking, the social impacts of COVID on intentionally marginalized communities, and new research on the power of the arts in economic recovery. Plus, nominate yourself or a colleague for our annual Leadership Awards!
The Annual Leadership Awards recognize the achievements of individuals, organizations, or programs committed to enriching their communities through the arts and will be acknowledged in conjunction with the Annual Convention happening virtually June 7-11, 2021. Nominations close Monday, March 29 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
In a week when we’ve seen renewed attacks on Capitol Hill over federal arts funding, we are pleased to announce opportunities for full registration support to attend the National Arts Action Summit. Also this week: stories of community engagement and partnerships, arts marketing shifts for 2021, a revoked Trump executive order, and our plan to work toward a fully inclusive creative economy.