Dec 15, 2015

Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, announces new advisory council members for each of their four networks: Arts Education, Emerging Leaders, Private Sector, and Public Art. These individuals will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership. 

Dec 15, 2015
Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce today that Ruby Lopez Harper will be joining the organization as the new Director of Local Arts Services, starting January 11, 2016.  
Dec 10, 2015
Today, at the White House, I had the privilege of attending the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act by President Obama. I joined other education leaders in applauding the end of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) era and welcoming a new path for the American educational policy landscape. This new law holds great promise for restoring arts education as central to the school day and in the lives of students and our nation’s future workforce.
Dec 08, 2015

In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. Today, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $75,000 to Americans for the Arts to support the Public Art Resource Center (PARC). 

Nov 04, 2015

The Ovation Foundation, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), and Americans for the Arts (AFTA), in cooperation with the Congressional STEAM Caucus, recognized eight schools, recipients of the innOVATION STEAM Grant Awards, at a ceremony and reception held last night at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. The innOVATION STEAM Grant Awards acknowledged public K-12 model STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of integrating the arts into educational curriculum.

Oct 29, 2015

Americans for the Arts and the Salt Lake City Arts Council will co-host the annual National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 6-9. More than 500 arts marketing professionals from around the country will gather to explore the future of arts marketing and teach each other new ways to build audiences. In more than 30 educational sessions with 100 speakers, arts professionals will tackle the topics of audience engagement, emerging technology, consumer behavior, data analysis, pricing, and diversity. Attendees will participate in lively debates and group workshops, discover fresh perspectives with expert speakers, and inspire their work through crafted sessions on a variety of marketing techniques. Two preconferences held on November 6 are designed to help arts professionals bolster digital marketing strategy and explore strategic marketing leadership practices. 

Oct 06, 2015

Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, today announced its annual National Arts Awards honorees. The awards recognize artists and arts leaders who exhibit exemplary national leadership and whose work demonstrates extraordinary achievement. They are individuals who share a common belief in the power of the arts and arts education to enrich individual lives and communities alike.

Oct 01, 2015

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, invites all Americans to celebrate October as National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM). Towns and communities across the country are hosting special events that capture the spirit that the arts and humanities bring to everyday life.

Sep 24, 2015

More than ever, businesses are using the arts to inspire employees, stimulate innovation, and foster creative collaboration. The Arts & Business Council of New York (ABC/NY), a non-profit division of Americans for the Arts, today announced an engaging panel presentation and networking event, The Power of Arts and Business Partnerships, held on Monday, September 28, 2015, at Thomson Reuters.