Diversity in Arts Leadership Internship Applications Now Open!

(Fri, 03 Dec 2021 18:00:00 +0000)

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Friday, December 3, 2021
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Americans for the Arts and its national partners are excited to announce that applications for the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) internship program are now open! Summer 2022 will mark the 30th year of the DIAL program, and host sites have expanded once again to six national locations: New York City, New Jersey, Nashville, Boston, Sarasota (FL), and Raleigh/Wake County (NC). The deadline for applications is January 14, 2022.

Weekly Web Roundup: Nov. 19, 2021

(Fri, 19 Nov 2021 16:30:00 +0000)

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Friday, November 19, 2021
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This week: How local arts agencies can better connect to Native culture, $20 million in NEA grants funded by the American Rescue Plan, the first ever binational World Design Capital along the U.S.-Mexico border, a new platform of power for African-American arts leaders, the launch of the Arts & Cultural Equity Studio, transformative public art in New Jersey, and more!

Americans for the Arts Launches 2021 Arts & Cultural Equity Studio

(Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:56:12 +0000)

Arts & Cultural Equity Studio, a professional development collection for emerging arts leaders interested in "Exploring the Field." 12/3, 12/13, 12/16 at 3 pm ET. Access online at ArtsU.AmericansForTheArts.org/ACES
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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Arts & Cultural Equity Studio (ACES) centers the experiences of arts leaders of color navigating the field and offers attendees insights into various professional journeys the paths that have led to leadership roles in the arts sector.

Weekly Web Roundup: Nov. 5, 2021

(Fri, 05 Nov 2021 15:00:00 +0000)

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Friday, November 5, 2021
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This week: join a conversation on creativity and the future of democracy, register for a new professional development series on equity in arts administration, get arts marketing insights for increasing audience engagement, see public art designed to raise awareness of racial terror in local history, and check out the latest in our Member Spotlight series.

“Democracy and Civic Imagination” event Dec. 3 with Johnson Fellow Rosten Woo

(Thu, 04 Nov 2021 15:00:00 +0000)

Side by side photos of Rosten Woo, a smiling person wearing a yellow hat and a denim shirt, and Danielle Allen, a smiling person with short dark hair wearing a blue top.
Thursday, November 4, 2021
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What role does culture play in creating a civic imagination and creating a future for Democracy in America? Join civic artist Rosten Woo and political theorist Dr. Danielle Allen on Dec. 3, 2021, for a virtual conversation exploring strategies from political and creative practices that hold promise for creating a culture of citizenship and participation.

Weekly Web Roundup: Oct. 22, 2021

(Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:00:00 +0000)

A person tilts their head back and shouts at the sky. They wear Indigenous clothes and face paint.
Friday, October 22, 2021
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This week: A new arts education bill needs your support, the power of local arts agencies, exploring the importance of Indigenous stories and media, managing transitions at arts organizations, elevating the work of our members, and a day for conservators to shine on social media.

Weekly Web Roundup: Oct. 8, 2021

(Fri, 08 Oct 2021 15:00:00 +0000)

A large sculpture of an Afro pick in front of Philadelphia's city hall building.
Friday, October 8, 2021
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Catch up on news about National Arts & Humanities Month, the National Arts Marketing Project Conference, the Arts + Business Partnership Awards, a new audit of public art monuments in the U.S., and our latest Member Spotlight.

Request Registration Support for the National Arts Marketing Project Conference

(Wed, 06 Oct 2021 14:00:00 +0000)

National Arts Marketing Project Conference, December 7-8, 2021
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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Registration support opportunities are available for arts marketing professionals who are unable to access a paid registration to the 2021 virtual National Arts Marketing Project Conference, taking place December 7-8.

Meet Alora Young, Youth Poet Laureate and National Arts & Humanities Month Ambassador

(Mon, 27 Sep 2021 16:01:54 +0000)

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Monday, September 27, 2021
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Americans for the Arts is thrilled to collaborate with Alora Young, the 2021 Youth Poet Laureate for the Southern United States, as our 2021 Ambassador for National Arts & Humanities Month. Alora will use her platform throughout the month of October to share her love of the humanities and arts with the public as we celebrate the power of culture in communities across the nation.

Weekly Web Roundup: Sept. 24, 2021

(Fri, 24 Sep 2021 15:30:00 +0000)

A group of students pose for the camera around a white textured piano.
Friday, September 24, 2021
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This week: the power of arts education, grants for creative therapies in the military, emergency preparedness for public artworks, branding for arts organizations, and participating in artEquity’s leadership cohort for BIPOC arts workers.

Ruby Lopez Harper, Americans for the Arts Vice President of Equity and Local Arts Engagement, Selected to Join BIPOC Leadership Circle Cohort

(Wed, 15 Sep 2021 20:28:12 +0000)

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Thursday, September 16, 2021
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Americans for the Arts is proud to announce that Ruby Lopez Harper, Vice President of Equity and Local Arts Engagement, has been selected to join artEquity’s 2021 BIPOC Leadership Circle cohort of 50 arts and culture leaders.

Weekly Web Roundup: Aug. 27, 2021

(Fri, 27 Aug 2021 15:30:00 +0000)

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Friday, August 27, 2021
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This week: We’ve got an insightful blog and a practical webinar to help marketers jumpstart business and maintain audiences as arts organizations work to reopen safely this fall and winter. And in news out of Delaware, join us in congratulating Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long on her award for public leadership in the arts.

Weekly Web Roundup: Aug. 20, 2021

(Fri, 20 Aug 2021 15:30:00 +0000)

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Friday, August 20, 2021
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This week: an update on our board-commissioned Task Force for Racial and Cultural Equity, a new bipartisan pro-arts bill and a full legislative update on federal arts advocacy success in 2021, looking ahead to National Arts & Humanities Month, and shining a spotlight on our Diversity in Arts Leadership interns.

Advocate and Celebrate for National Arts & Humanities Month this October

(Mon, 16 Aug 2021 13:00:00 +0000)

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Monday, August 16, 2021
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Individuals and organizations can use National Arts & Humanities Month as a starting point to advocate for the arts and raise awareness about its role in our communities and lives—not just for the month, but throughout the entire year! Here are a few of the ways you can join Americans for the Arts in celebrating NAHM.

Weekly Web Roundup: August 13, 2021

(Fri, 13 Aug 2021 15:30:00 +0000)

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Friday, August 13, 2021
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This week: Get to know some of the next generation of arts leaders from our internship and Diversity in Arts Leadership summer programs. And in case you missed it, catch a recording of a webinar about congressional earmarks and how your arts organization can benefit from this type of spending.

Weekly Web Roundup: July 30, 2021

(Fri, 30 Jul 2021 15:30:00 +0000)

A painted mural featuring two children under a night sky among flowers, trees, birds, butterflies, and other fauna.
Friday, July 30, 2021
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Catch up on blogs about the STAR Act, supporting Native artists, and a North Carolina arts leader; an exhibit that’s redefining public art monuments using augmented reality; and the final sessions of our DIALogues professional development webinar collection for early arts leaders.

Weekly Web Roundup: July 16, 2021

(Fri, 16 Jul 2021 14:00:32 +0000)

A dining counter in front of a Chinatown restaurant, painted bright orange with floral and food motifs.
Friday, July 16, 2021
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This week: a community art project in NYC’s Chinatown, a report on the intersection of arts and technology, an educator’s guide on the First Amendment and the arts, the latest in our professional development webinar series for early arts leaders, and more!

Weekly Web Roundup: July 9, 2021

(Fri, 09 Jul 2021 15:30:00 +0000)

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Friday, July 9, 2021
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This week we’ve got expert advice on how to apply for American Rescue Plan grants from the NEA and scoop on the legislative amendments that might have scuttled future federal funding for arts in transit projects. Plus: Congress wants to increase the NEA’s budget by how much?! Catch up on this and much more in our weekly roundup!

Weekly Web Roundup: June 25, 2021

(Fri, 25 Jun 2021 15:30:00 +0000)

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Friday, June 25, 2021
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This week: applications for NEA relief grants, new research on local arts agencies, forging deeper relationships with audiences post-pandemic, support for Indigenous artists and culture bearers, and professional development for early arts leaders of color.

Weekly Web Roundup: June 11, 2021

(Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:30:00 +0000)

Screenshot of a virtual conference session with Larissa FastHorse. She is a person with long dark wavy hair wearing a red top. She looks down in reflection.
Friday, June 11, 2021
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This week: a letter from the Americans for the Arts Board Chair, reflections on healing post-pandemic through the arts, honoring top arts leaders at Annual Convention, and federal arts funding gets significant support from President Biden.