Advocacy Archive

Creativity in the Classroom

3-5-2014

What is Arts for All?

Established by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Arts for All is the dynamic, county-wide collaboration working to create vibrant classrooms, schools, communities and economies through the restoration of all arts disciplines into the core curriculum for each of our 1.6 million public K-12 students.

Who is Arts for All?

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New Roles for City Orchestras in America

3-5-2014

The role that American orchestras play in community life has been steadily expanding over the last several decades. Fresh approaches to community involvement both in the musical offerings of in- and after-school programs as well as engaging traditionally underserved populations have paved the way as orchestras grow in their civic and social roles. A paper by Polly Kahn of the League of American Orchestras illuminates how orchestras are responding to changing demographics, helping people come together in ways that cut across their differences.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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