Arts from across the pond
Americans for the Arts announces a new publication, the Teaching Artist Companion to Aesthetic Perspectives: Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change. The Companion supports artists who work with youth in K–12 programs in and out of school and the institutional leaders who support their work, but also informs funders, researchers, evaluators, and policy makers in the field of creative youth development.
Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce that Director of Local Arts Services Ruby Lopez Harper was selected as one of seven Practices for Change Fellows at the National Accelerator for Cultural Innovation at Arizona State University. The fellowship is funded in part by an Our Town/Knowledge Building Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and supports individuals with experience using arts, culture, and design within other sectors such as health, transportation, planning, justice, and the environment in order to build stronger, more equitable communities.
The new ACLC Fellowship is a one-year professional development program for emerging and mid-career arts leaders of color that is advancing approaches to arts & culture management towards greater racial and cultural equity around the Great Lakes.
In 2019, the 15th anniversary year of the BCA 10 awards program, Americans for the Arts is excited to unveil a new name and look for the awards which shall be known in future as the Arts and Business Partnership Awards. We are honored to announce the 2019 awardees, who will be celebrated at a gala in New York City in October.
Americans for the Arts mourns the loss of Henry W. Bloch, co-founder of H&R block and avid champion for the arts, who tirelessly engaged businesses with the arts to ensure the arts may be enjoyed by all. He died on April 23 at age 96.
As work continues in the field to find stronger ways to support and connect leaders of color in the sector, Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce the recent addition of a Facebook group to augment the programming planned for the Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Network.
Began in 2015 by the International Sculpture Center, IS Day is an annual celebration event held worldwide to further the ISC’s mission of advancing the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.
United Arts Funds are private organizations that raise money for the arts, work to broaden support for the arts, encourage arts attendance and participation, promote excellence in the arts and arts management, and ensure that arts organizations are financially stable.
In the spirit of advancing field dialogue, Americans for the Arts and the Barr Foundation are happy to share “Programs Supporting Art in the Public Realm: A National Field Scan,” which highlights overarching themes and offers snapshots of 28 programs that are supporting and building capacity for artists to work in the public realm.
From April 1 through May 31, 2019, Imagery Winery will donate $2 of every bottle of its wine sold in restaurants and bars (up to $15,000) to Americans for the Arts.