STATEWIDE NEWS: Americans for the Arts August Monthly Wire (AUG 2017)

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August 2017
Making Headlines
Advocacy News
Serving the Needs of the Field
Arts Partnerships, Business, & Philanthropy News
Member News
Opportunities

SEPTEMBER 10–16 
National Arts in Education Week
 
SEPTEMBER 14–16 
National Arts Policy Roundtable 
Sundance, UT
 
OCTOBER 11 
BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America Gala 
New York, NY
 
OCTOBER 23 
National Arts Awards Gala 
New York, NY
 
NOVEMBER 10–13 
National Arts Marketing Project Conference 
Memphis, TN


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2017 Public Art Year in Review

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Making Headlines

STATEMENT ON THE INTERSECTION OF THE ARTS, HISTORY, AND COMMUNITY DIALOGUE
On Friday, August 18, Americans for the Arts released a statement standing against racism, bigotry, and hatred, and about the complex and important impact of public art, including monuments to the Confederacy. Public art reflects the stories and histories we most want to tell ourselves, the lessons we want to learn, the pride we collectively hold, and the memories and priorities with which we craft our communities' futures.


Advocacy News

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS HOSTS CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
On August 3, Americans for the Arts Vice President of Research & Policy Randy Cohen traveled to Capitol Hill to present the results of Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5). The separate U.S. House and U.S. Senate briefings were held in coordination with the Congressional Arts Caucus and the Senate Cultural Caucus. 

TENNESSEE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS SEE ADVOCACY SUCCESS
Since the start of the year, Tennessee organizations representing museum, arts, and humanities fields have been working closely with new Chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee Diane Black (R-TN). 

EASY FEDERAL ARTS ADVOCACY FROM HOME
Want to improve your federal arts advocate game from home? Check out our Arts Action Advocacy calendar to find simple ways you can take action to contact and connect with your federal legislators right from your home community! 

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS SIGNS STATEMENT OF COLLABORATION WITH THE NATIONAL LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION REGARDING THE STATE MILITARY AND VETERANS ARTS INITIATIVE
The National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) and Americans for the Arts recently signed a first-of-its-kind collaboration supporting the military and their families. 

LOUISIANA LT. GOVERNOR BILLY NUNGESSER RECEIVES 2017 PUBLIC LEADERSHIP IN THE ARTS AWARD FOR STATE ARTS LEADERSHIP
Americans for the Arts and the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) recently presented Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser with the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for State Arts Leadership at NLGA's annual meeting in Nashville, TN. 

CARVER COUNTY, MN COMMISSIONER RANDY MALUCHNIK RECEIVES 2017 PUBLIC LEADERSHIP IN THE ARTS AWARD FOR COUNTY ARTS LEADERSHIP 
Americans for the Arts and the National Association of Counties (NACo) recently announced that Commissioner Randy Maluchnik of Carver County, Minnesota was awarded the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for County Arts Leadership on Sunday at NACo's annual conference in Columbus, OH.


Serving the Needs of the Field

TODAY IS THE EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE FOR THE 2017 NAMP CONFERENCE
Register for the 2017 National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference today to lock in early-bird pricing and save up to $100! 

JOIN THE CELEBRATION FOR NATIONAL ARTS IN EDUCATION WEEK
Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the week from September 10-16, 2017 as National Arts In Education Week. 

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS 2018 ANNUAL CONVENTION CALL FOR IDEAS AND SPEAKERS NOW OPEN
The 2018 Annual Convention will take place in Denver, June 15-17, 2018—but the call for proposals is open right now! 

SEPTEMBER MEMBER BRIEFING: WHAT'S NEW WITH MEMBER BENEFITS?
Date: September 20 at 3:00 p.m. (ET). Register for our next Member Briefing to learn what benefits we're deploying in 2018, get the answers to your FAQs about membership, and hear more about who's a part of the Americans for the Arts Member Network. 

WHAT'S YOUR ECONOMIC IMPACT? QUANTIFY IT WITH OUR CUSTOMIZED ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDIES
Arts administrators report that economic impact is the most effective case-making argument when advocating to elected officials and business leaders. 

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS WANTS YOU TO #SHOWYOURART2017
Did you see our social media campaign for #ShowYourArt last year during National Arts & Humanities Month? Would you be interested in participating? We would love to have your story as part of our 31 day campaign and beyond. 

WE CAN CONNECT YOU TO JOB SEEKERS: POST YOUR OPPORTUNITIES TO OUR JOB BANK! 
We recently redesigned the Americans for the Arts Job Bank to make your go-to job board for individuals working in arts management & arts administration across the country even better! 

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS: 2017 PUBLIC ART NETWORK YEAR IN REVIEW
From a stainless-steel cloud to music powered by the sun, Americans for the Arts has recognized the most compelling public art projects from the past year. The Public Art Network Year in Review features 49 artworks from across the country and is an excellent educational and advocacy tool for advancing public art in your community. 

PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES
Looking to apply for your next public art commission or have a public art call for artists you want to get some visibility for? Check out the Public Art Opportunities page! 

WHAT INSPIRES ARTS MARKETERS
Are you a member of the National Arts Marketing Project community? Do you want to be? Visit the newly-updated website where you can share a photo and thought about what inspires you or your work or learn more about your fellow arts marketers.

RANDY'S RESOURCES: $31.47 Pumped Into Local Businesses, Per Arts Admission
Are your local businesses unsure what arts funding means for their bottom line? In our Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study we worked with our local project partners to conduct a whopping 212,691 audience intercept surveys.


Arts Partnerships, Business, & Philanthropy News

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS TO HONOR EXCEPTIONAL BUSINESSES AND LEADERS IN OCTOBER AT BCA 10 GALA
On October 11, Americans for the Arts will celebrate U.S. companies and an individual for their exceptional commitment to the arts.

JOIN THE BCA 10 WEBINAR: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Date: Wednesday, September 27 at 3:00 p.m. (ET). Each year the BCA 10 honors ten businesses that have been exceptional partners with the arts. These companies set the standard of excellence and serve as role models for other businesses to follow.


Member News

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS CELEBRATES THE LIFE, WORK, AND IMPACT OF DR. JAMES CATTERALL 
"The passing of James Catterall is a tremendous loss for the field of arts education. His dedicated work on behalf of the creativity in our children, society, and nation has built his legacy to be carried forward by arts education professionals and advocates around the world," said Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts.

ON THE MOVE and WELCOME NEW MEMBERS


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WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR MEMBER BENEFITS?
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