Americans for the Arts Encourages You to Participate

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WASHINGTON—October 1, 2014—National Arts & Humanities Month kicks off October 1, 2014. The monthlong celebration is the country’s largest collective celebration of arts and culture.

Americans for the Arts, the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, encourages all Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in the arts.

Find local events to participate in, such as art exhibits, performances, book readings and festivals that are part of the month-long celebration, at Join the conversation online using #NAHM to broadcast gatherings, advocacy events, and cultural happenings related to National Arts & Humanities Month. Artists are encouraged to take photos of their work and share them on their social networks with #ShowYourArt.

President Obama has shown his support again this year with an official presidential proclamation for the month

“Cultivating the talents of our young people and ensuring they have access to the arts are critical to our Nation's growth and prosperity. To meet the challenges ahead, we must harness the skills and ingenuity of our children and grandchildren and instill in them the same passion and persistence that has driven centuries of progress and innovation. The arts and humanities provide important opportunities for our young people to unleash their creativity and reach for new heights,” states President Obama.

About National Arts & Humanities Month

Since 1993, the goals of National Arts & Humanities month are to focus on the arts at local, state and national levels; to encourage individuals and organizations to participate in the arts; to allow governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and to raise public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives. Learn more at


About Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.



Graham Dunstan
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