Advocacy Archive

Art and Justice in Baltimore: Seeking a Transformation

3-5-2014

The Baltimore Art+Justice Project in the Office of Community Engagement at MICA brings together individuals and organizations working at the intersection of art and social justice in Baltimore City. Through an interactive map, online resources and community dialogues, the Baltimore Art + Justice Project aims to strengthen arts/design based collaboration to create a better, more just Baltimore.

The Office of Community Engagement at MICA

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Arts: Valuable Assets for Corporations

3-5-2014

In light of the recent Giving Thoughts Q&A with Peter Singer, which suggested that “resources we put into museums and symphony orchestras could do more good if used to help the global poor,” I wanted to look at corporate funding trends for the arts. At Americans for the Arts, we have been tracking trends in business support for the arts through our Business Committee for the Arts since 1968.

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Art and Music Part of Rehabilitation for Senior Inmates

3-5-2014

The glint of razor wire shines in the winter sun atop rectangular rows of fencing.

The pristine but somewhat ominous buildings sit beyond the rise of watchtowers, hinting at the nature of the inhabitants within the confinement of the Northern Nevada Correctional Center on the outskirts of Carson City.

Walking through security gates toward the unit that houses the Senior Structured Living Program, or True Grit, several shadows of men on the inside peer out at the open yard.

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Air Force Band Wows Audience with Holiday Flash Mob

12-11-2013

Starting with a single cellist on the floor of the National Air and Space Museum's Milestones of Flight gallery and swelling to 120 musicians, The United States Air Force Band exhilarated museum visitors yesterday with its first-ever flash mob.

The four-minute performance featured an original arrangement of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring/Joy to the World," led by the Band's commander and conductor, Col. Larry H. Lang.

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Business and the Arts: Celebrate the 2013 Winners of the BCA Awards!

12-11-2013

The Business Committee for the Arts' BCA 10 recognizes businesses of all sizes for their exceptional involvement with the arts that enrich the workplace, education, and the community. These companies set the standard of excellence and serve as role models for others to follow.

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, Americans for the Arts celebrated these 2013 BCA 10 honorees:

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Reno Gazette Journal: Art is Good for the Soul and Pocketbook

12-11-2013

Last weekend, the Reno Philharmonic hosted its annual “Spirit of the Season” concerts, selling out two of three performances at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts.

This weekend, the A.V.A. Ballet moves into the Pioneer for its 18th annual Nutcracker ballet.

On Dec. 20, the Reno Jazz Orchestra will add its signature touch to that Christmas classic (with the Sierra Nevada Ballet) and a lot more with its popular Jazz for the Holidays concert at the University of Nevada’s Nightingale Hall.

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Plan Now to Attend National Arts Advocacy Day!

12-11-2013

Arts Advocacy Day 2014 is March 24-25.

Hosted by Americans for the Arts and cosponsored by 85+ national arts organizations, National Arts Advocacy Day is the largest gathering of its kind, bringing together a broad cross section of America's cultural and civic organizations. Grassroots advocates from across the country come to Washington DC to meet with their members of Congress in support of issues like arts education policy, the charitable tax deduction, and funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Getting Along: Art and Commerce in Las Vegas’ Arts District

12-4-2013

Welthy Silva, a ballet teacher with about 30 students in a small studio downtown, is 95 percent sure she will be moving out in a few months. But not because she wants to.

When she got a six-year lease on the property in 2008, this was no-man’s land. Downtown redevelopment has changed all that. Now the Arts District, in which she resides, is being targeted by developers from all sides.

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Teaching the Importance of Design to Youth: Project H

12-4-2013

Project H is a humanitarian design group founded by Emily Pilloton with $1,000 in savings in 2008. Project H (the “H” stands for “Humanity, Habitats, Health and Happiness”) has become a dynamic force in the rapidly expanding humanitarian design movement by assembling a global network of volunteers to work on community projects.  

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Advocacy Collaborations: Houston Means (Arts) Business

11-6-2013

Houston Arts Alliance is launching the Arts & Business Council of Greater Houston as an initiative to create more sustainable arts organizations, build stronger support for the arts by businesses and share knowledge and best practices that will enhance the business skills of arts and culture organizations.

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