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Jazz Trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe Awarded National Fellowship To Advance Work In Local Communities Jazz Trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe Awarded National Fellowship To Advance Work In Local Communities
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

Americans for the Arts announced today that jazz trumpeter and classical composer Hannibal Lokumbe of Bastrop, Texas, has been awarded the 2020 Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities, to which he brings his musical talents and humanist approach to engage individuals and communities toward building a more just and liberated society. (more...)

CMA Foundation Honored During The 22nd Annual National Arts Awards CMA Foundation Honored During The 22nd Annual National Arts Awards
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

On Monday, Oct. 21, the CMA Foundation was honored during Americans for the Arts' National Arts Awards in New York City, which is held annually during National Arts and Humanities Month. The awards recognize and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of national leaders whose work demonstrates extraordinary achievement and advances the arts in the United States. (more...)

Canal Convergence's REFLECTION RISING Receives National Honor From Public Art Network Canal Convergence's REFLECTION RISING Receives National Honor From Public Art Network
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

Americans for the Arts today honored "Reflection Rising," a Canal Convergence installation by Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics, among 50 outstanding public art projects created in 2018. (more...)

Michael Martella To Be Honored For Exceptional Commitment To The Arts Michael Martella To Be Honored For Exceptional Commitment To The Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, announced today that Michael Martella, President of Boar's Head in Sarasota, FL and Chairman of the Van Wezel Foundation's Board of Directors will be honored with the Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Award. This award recognizes individuals for their extraordinary vision, leadership and commitment to supporting the arts and for encouraging other businesses to follow their lead. (more...)

Efforts Underway To Support Arts Education In Arizona During National Arts In Education Week And Beyond Efforts Underway To Support Arts Education In Arizona During National Arts In Education Week And Beyond
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

As the nation celebrates National Arts in Education Week, Arizona Citizens for the Arts (AzCA)  is leading efforts to support and enhance the focus and sustainability of arts education programs and advocacy statewide. (more...)

Hennepin Theatre Trust Earns Minnesota Bragging Rights With National Recognition From Americans For The Arts Honoring The Harbor Light Mural As An Outstanding Public Art Hennepin Theatre Trust Earns Minnesota Bragging Rights With National Recognition From Americans For The Arts Honoring The Harbor Light Mural As An Outstanding Public Art
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Hennepin Theatre Trust has been recognized by Americans for the Arts for a public mural in downtown Minneapolis at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center that was completed in August 2017. The mural was honored as one of 49 outstanding public arts projects created in 2017 in the country through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. (more...)

Three Denver Arts & Venues Projects Honored Today At Americans For The Arts Annual Convention In Denver Three Denver Arts & Venues Projects Honored Today At Americans For The Arts Annual Convention In Denver
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

On June 15 at their annual convention in Denver, Americans for the Arts honored 49 outstanding, exemplary and innovative public art works created or debuted in 2017, including three Denver Arts & Venues projects. The honors are part of the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art as chosen by a panel of public art experts. This is the 17th year that Americans for the Arts has recognized public art works. (more...)

Dance/NYC Hosts Its Ninth Annual Symposium Dance/NYC Hosts Its Ninth Annual Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Dance/NYC, New York City's leading organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan area, today announced its ninth annual 2018 Symposium happening Sunday, February 25, 2018, at Gibney Dance's downtown location. This is the only full-day gathering of dance leaders, makers, and supporters in the metropolitan New York City area. Hundreds will gather for panel discussions, case studies, interactive workshops, individual legal and management consultations, a networking lunch, and more. (Visit Dance.NYC for complete program.) (more...)

Greater Fox Cities Region's Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry Generates $58.4 Million in Economic Activity Greater Fox Cities Region's Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry Generates $58.4 Million in Economic Activity
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $58.4 million in annual economic activity in the Greater Fox Cities Region supporting 1,613 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $5.5 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. The most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education and in local partnership with the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Ovation Foundation's innOVATION Grant Awards Program Return With Increased Funding
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Returning with an all-new program for 2017 and increased grant money for five worthy recipients, The Ovation Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Ovation TV, is announcing a call for entries in its 2017 Creative Economy innOVATION Grant Awards Program. (more...)

The Arts Are Proven to Bring Revenue Into Door County
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

The Peninsula Arts and Humanities Alliance (PAHA) joins the Wisconsin Arts Board and Americans for the Arts in announcing the results of a comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry conducted in Door County over the past two years. The study reveals that local nonprofit arts organizations generate $24.7 million in economic activity annually, resulting in nearly $2.5 million in local and state tax revenues, 632 in full-time equivalent jobs and $12.2 million in resident income. (more...)

Report Shows Culture Means Capital in Broward County
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The results are in. Arts and culture in Broward County account for $414 million in spending. (more...)

NEA Still At Risk as Trump Budget Deadline Grows Closer
by Julie Musbach - Feb 18, 2017

The New York Times reports that Trump has not backed down on intentions to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts as a way to curb government spending and balance the budget. Budget planning was already delayed as the budget office waited for the confirmation of Mick Mulvaney as budget director, and the administration now hopes to have a plan finalized by March 13. (more...)

National Arts Awards to Honor Sophia Loren, Lady Gaga, Herbie Hancock & More
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 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. (more...)

Arizona Citizens for the Arts Joins 3-Year Initiative to Advance State Arts Education Policy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Arizona is among ten states selected to join Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, to administer a three-year pilot program to expand policy support for local arts education and access to arts program and instruction in Arizona schools. (more...)

National YoungArts Foundation to Honor Andrew Rannells, Rita Moreno & Zaha Hadid at Performance & Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

On Saturday, January 11, 2014 the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will host the organization's first Backyard Ball Performance and Gala to be held at the YoungArts Campus (2100 Biscayne Boulevard). The 2014 Arison Award Honorees are Pritzker Award Winning architect Zaha Hadid and Academy Award Winning singer, dancer, and actress, Rita Moreno. This year's Alumni Honoree is actor, singer and 1997 YoungArts Winner in Theater, Andrew Rannells. The celebratory evening of artistic immersion will bring together prominent artists, community leaders, philanthropists and celebrities to recognize the 2014 YoungArts Winners. The gala is YoungArts' largest annual fundraiser and the culmination of YoungArts' signature program YoungArts Week which provides 171 of the nation's most outstanding young artists in the literary, performing, visual and design arts with life-changing experiences, including master classes, workshops, inter-disciplinary activities, performances and exhibitions. (more...)

The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Announce Poster Design Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ The national winners of The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition 2013 are traveling to Washington, D.C., to accept their scholarship awards at a Congressional Reception on Capitol Hill. Whitney Lanier of Statesboro, GA, is the grand prize winner in the high school senior category of the competition. She wins a full tuition scholarship to The Art Institute of Atlanta. Morgan Stevens of Athens, IL, was selected the grand prize winner in the high school graduate category. She wins a $10,000 tuition scholarship to The Art Institute of St. Louis. (more...)

'You Can Create Tomorrow' in the 10th Annual Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

High school seniors and high school graduates are putting their talents and creativity to the test in The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition. Entries into this year's Competition will be accepted through January 31, 2013. High school seniors could earn up to a full tuition scholarship and a high school graduate could earn a $10,000 scholarship to study at one of the more than 50 Art Institutes schools. (more...)

National YoungArts Foundation Honors Debbie Allen, Joshua Bell and Adrian Grenier Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will honor director and choreographer Debbie Allen, violinist Joshua Bell and actor and alumnus Adrian Grenier at An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala tonight, January 12, 2013, held in Downtown Miami at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts and the Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building. The evening will bring together prominent artists, community leaders, philanthropists and celebrities to applaud the participants in the 2013 edition of YoungArts' signature program, YoungArts Week, which provides 150 of the nation's most outstanding young talents in the visual, literary and performing arts with life-changing experiences, including master classes, workshops, inter-disciplinary activities, performances and exhibitions. (more...)

BSO VP of Education Carol Bogash Appointed to Americans for the Arts Advisory Council
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading non-profit for advancing the arts, has recognized Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Vice President of Education and Community Engagement Carol Bogash's achievement as a leader in the field of arts education and appointed her to Americans for the Arts Advisory Council. Ms. Bogash was elected onto the council by popular vote from other Americans for the Arts members. She will serve a term of three years. (more...)

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