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The Business Committee for the Arts of Americans for the Arts is comprised of leaders who are passionate about the role the arts play in advancing business goals and transforming communities. Please join us in welcoming four business leaders as new members of the BCA.
Written to inform public and private funders who are addressing equity in their grantmaking, the case study can provide guidance to re-envision who reviews proposals and how they are chosen, orient and guide reviewers and panelists to be aware of bias, and consider alternative designs for application review that are more equitable.
Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce that violin prodigy and social justice advocate Vijay Gupta will deliver the Americans for the Arts 33rd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy on March 30, 2020, at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The lecture is presented as part of the annual National Arts Action Summit in Washington, D.C., March 30 and 31.
Voting for Americans for the Arts' new advisory council members is open through November 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET. Voting is restricted to members of Americans for the Arts.
Americans for the Arts and the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) has launched a series of three pilot Military & Veterans State Arts & Humanities Summits in 2019-2020. The Louisiana Military & Veterans Arts & Humanities Summit, first in the series, brought key stakeholders together to learn about programs and services offered by military/veteran agencies, as well as programs offered through arts and humanities organizations in Louisiana.
Would you like to take on an active role as a member of Americans for the Arts? Or know of a standout arts professional from your community whose ideas could benefit the field? Americans for the Arts wants you! Nomination deadline is Oct. 4, 2019.
The US House of Representatives formally recognized this year's celebration of National Arts in Education Week during a session on September 11, 2019. Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine, who also serves as co-chair of the bi-partisan Congressional Arts Caucus, offered remarks to mark the occassion.
The National Assessment Governing Board unexpectedly announced a substantial change to their 10-year schedule for administering the "Nation's Report Card" in various subjects, including the arts. An open response letter, drafted by Americans for the Arts and other organizations, is available for any education/arts education organization to sign-on.
Americans for the Arts congratulates the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville for winning a free 2020 membership through their participation in our member survey raffle.
Americans for the Arts mourns the loss of Broadway musical producer and director Harold “Hal” Prince, who died on July 31, 2019 at age 91. Prince served on Americans for the Arts’ Artists Committee, and in 1998 was honored with the Kitty Carlisle Hart Award at the National Arts Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts.