Feb 26, 2021
It’s the National Arts Action Summit logo.

Thanks to the continued commitment from this year’s organizational partners—and in response to the financial challenges that many are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic—opportunities for full registration support to attend the National Arts Action Summit are available for anyone who would otherwise be unable to participate.

Feb 12, 2021
It’s the National Arts Action Summit logo (which resembles the letter A and the Capitol dome) surrounded by speech bubbles representing messages from arts advocates: “Recovery Through Art!” “Protect Creative Workers!” and “Arts Education For All!”

This week, three stories on ARTSblog showcase where the field has been over the past year—challenges and successes alike—and reflects on what can and needs to be prioritized as we move forward and begin to recover as a nation. Arts advocates can be part of asking for and setting those priorities at the National Arts Action Summit, happening virtually April 5-9, 2021. 

Feb 05, 2021
Sean Baker, a high school student, sits in front of two computer screens conducting a video interview with Randy Cohen of Americans for the Arts.

In case you missed it this week: applications are open for the 2021 Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design, new research reaffirms the power of the arts in promoting mental health and wellness, and a student filmmaker's story of creating a documentary on the plight of artists and creative workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Feb 01, 2021

Applications are being accepted for the 2021 Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design will recognize an arts administrator with a track record of exemplary work in producing with intention to advance community, civic, or social good by implementing art-based processes and/or projects that lead to positive change in the built environment of a local community. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Jan 29, 2021

This week: Get to know our Interim President & CEO, read why the creativity that drove Inauguration Day must also drive our national post-pandemic recovery, explore the question of copyright on art created by artificial intelligence, and celebrate three artists working to transform America's communities through the arts. 

Jan 22, 2021

This week we announced registration and scholarships for the National Arts Action Summit, opened nominations for the annual Arts and Business Partnership Awards, looked back at a webinar chock full of guidance on applying for NEA grant funding, and teased a new blog series that will dive deep on data from our COVID-19 research studies and tell stories of the pandemic’s impact on intentionally marginalized artists and creative workers.

Jan 22, 2021

Join Americans for the Arts, organizational partners, and hundreds of advocates April 5-9, 2021 for the National Arts Action Summit. For the first time, Americans for the Arts is pleased to offer a number of scholarship opportunities to those interested in attending the virtual summit. Registration and scholarship requests are available beginning Jan. 25, 2021.

Jan 21, 2021
Blue, green, and red strips of varying thickness form a circle over red text that reads "Americans for the Arts Arts + Business Partnership Awards"

Americans for the Arts annually honors the best businesses partnering with the arts in America at the Arts and Business Partnership Awards based on nominations by individuals and organizations. Nominations for this year's awards must be made by February 12, 2021. 

Jan 15, 2021
A yellow graphic with stylized text reading "Arts Create Hope," a background of snowflakes and star shapes, and the Americans for the Arts logo.

All of us at Americans for the Arts would like to take a moment to celebrate you and the work you have done to lift the voices of artists and arts organizations in your communities throughout a challenging year. Our Web Roundup went on hiatus over the holidays, but we’re back to help catch you up on content you might have missed over the break and give you a leg up on 2021.

Jan 04, 2021
Graphic with guitar, film board, and other instruments emerging from a laptop on the left. On the right reads "Starring Role: Arts and Entertainment in the Pandemic Era - Jan. 11 | 3:00 P.M. ET"

Join Americans for the Arts on January 11, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET for “Starring Role: Arts & Entertainment in the Pandemic Era,” a free virtual event to discuss the economic and societal contributions made by the arts and entertainment sectors, the challenges and opportunities they face in the pandemic era, and how a culture of creativity, innovation, and ingenuity is helping us through these unprecedented times.