Mar 03, 2016

For the first time in a decade, Connecticut Arts Advocates gathered in their state capitol on March 3rd for Connecticut Arts Day…and they really delivered! The theme for the 350-person standing room only gathering was “Moving the Arts from Nice to Necessary.” Organized by the Connecticut Office of Culture, which is in the Economic and Community Development Division, arts advocates literally took over the first floor of the capitol.

Mar 02, 2016

More than 340 guests joined the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) and RACC’s Business Committee for the Arts at the Portland Art Museum on February 24, 2016 for the annual Arts Breakfast of Champions.

Mar 02, 2016

IDEAS xLab, based in Lousiville, KY, announced the receipt of a planning grant from the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Feb 26, 2016

North Texas Business Council for the Arts (North Texas BCA) recently launched the inaugural Collin County class of the Leadership Arts Institute, a program designed to develop the next successful generation of business leaders for the arts.

Feb 24, 2016

SAY Sí (San Antonio Youth, YES) has long been known as San Antonio’s premier out-of-school time creative youth development organization. Since its inception in 1994, its growing success rates have garnered national attention and recognition. But for the first time in its 21-year history – SAY Sí’s tuition-free programs will go global. SAY Sí is the receipient of the 2013 Leadership in Arts Education Award from Americans for the Arts.

Feb 18, 2016

ArtsFund, a united arts fund in Seattle, was recently featured in a Seattle Times article about the charitable donations of Microsoft employees, fostered and encouraged by the company for which they work. In 2015 the company’s employees gave $62 million to groups in Washington State, a 7 percent increase from the previous year.

Feb 09, 2016

The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has completed the selection of schools and teachers for the High School Model Cornerstone Assessment Pilot Project. The project is partially funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Feb 05, 2016

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the launch of the Arts Activation Fund, which is a $200,000 grant program that will support the work of local artists producing public art projects and cultural events in their neighborhoods.

Feb 05, 2016

In California State Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica)—the chair of the Joint Committee on the Arts—introduced Senate Bill 916 on January 27 to establish single-subject teaching credentials for dance and theatre. Also known as the Theatre and Dance Act, the bill was proposed in response to concerns raised at a hearing of the Joint Committee on the Arts held last fall about the lack of stand-alone credentials for dance and theatre. Sen.

Feb 05, 2016

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) recently announced that Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will deliver the keynote event at the organization’s annual Business for the Arts Awards luncheon.