Americans for the Arts December Monthly Wire

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December 2016
Making Headlines
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THE RESULTS ARE IN: ANNOUNCING INCOMING ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS
We are pleased to announce the 2017 members of our four Advisory Councils: Arts Education, Emerging Leaders, the Private Sector, and Public Art. The councils provide interest-area specific advice and perspectives to Americans for the Arts as we develop programs and services for the field. Join us in welcoming them!


Advocacy News

ROBERT L. LYNCH SPEAKS TO HYPERALLERGIC ABOUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
Hyperallergic interviewed President and CEO Robert L. Lynch for a post-election article about how the Trump administration might affect arts and culture, and what can be done to put the arts at the forefront.

ROBERT L. LYNCH INTERVIEWED ON 'HERE AND NOW' RADIO SHOW ABOUT TRUMP AND THE ARTS
President and CEO Robert L. Lynch was recently interviewed on the 'Here and Now' radio show, produced by NPR and WBUR, on what the Trump administration could mean for the arts. 

PUBLIC LEADERSHIP IN THE ARTS AWARD FOR STATE ARTS LEADERSHIP AWARDED
This year,Americans for the Arts and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) honored four legislators for their work together as the Founding Chairs of the Pennsylvania Legislative Arts & Culture Caucus.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS CLOSES THE YEAR AT SUSTAINED FUNDING
Congress completed its work for the year by punting final funding decisions until the new year. Under the agreement, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will continue to receive "level" funding at $148 million.

OVERTIME RULES IMPACTING NONPROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATIONS NOW DELAYED
Americans for the Arts has been tracking proposed changes to federal overtime rules and their impact to nonprofit arts organizations and employees. 

NEW FEDERAL RESOURCES FOR ARTS EDUCATION
Since the passage of the new K-12 education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, Americans for the Arts has tracked its implementation. On November 28, the U.S. Department of Education released final regulations pertaining to state accountability plans.


Serving the Needs of the Field

ROBERT L. LYNCH: THE ARTS HEAL, UNIFY, AND INSPIRE ACTION
President and CEO Robert L. Lynch penned a personal Huffington Post column about how the arts give hope and help him heal. The arts also fight injustice. We all must fight for the freedom and resources for artists and arts organizations to unify us, bridge community differences, and create places of understanding and healing. Bob also sent a message to our members via the listservs last week.

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ARTS ADVOCACY DAY 2017
Join arts advocates from across the country this spring on March 20-21, 2017 in Washington, DC for the 30th annual Arts Advocacy Day. 

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2017 ANNUAL CONVENTION IN SAN FRANCISCO 
The 2017 Annual Convention is coming to San Francisco, June 16-18, 2017. 

NEW BOOK! BRAND ADMIRATION
Using research on consumer psychology, marketing, consumer engagement and communication, Brand Admiration offers an innovative approach to managing your brand. 
 
COMING SOON: VANS CUSTOM CULTURE COMPETITION OPENS JANUARY 3
Calling all arts educators and parents: the Vans Custom Culture design competition will open for registration on January 3, 2017. 
 
STAY CONNECTED IN 2017: RENEW YOUR ORGANIZATION'S MEMBERSHIP TODAY!
Is your organization a 2016 member of Americans for the Arts? If so, now's the time to renew. All 2016 organization memberships expire on December 31, 2016. 

BRING US TO YOUR COMMUNITY: SCHEDULE A REGIONAL WORKSHOP TODAY! 
Are you looking for customizable, in-person training for members of your local arts community? Americans for the Arts is pleased to offer a number of regional workshops designed to fit your community's needs. 

WE CAN CONNECT YOU TO JOB SEEKERS: POST YOUR OPPORTUNITIES TO OUR JOB BANK!
Americans for the Arts Job Bank is the go-to job board for individuals working in arts management & arts administration across the country. 
 
KRIS WINE "ART OF GIVING WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Americans for the Arts congratulates the eight artists who will receive cash prizes from KRIS wines, following the conclusion of the "Art of Giving" campaign. 

RANDY'S RESOURCES: Local Arts Agencies Partnerships & Collaborations
Local arts agencies (LAAs) are community connectors. Ninety-two percent maintain at least one partnership with a community agency or organization, and 76 percent have three or more ongoing collaborations.


Arts Partnerships, Business, & Philanthropy News

NEW ADVOCACY TOOL KIT ON THE PARTNERSHIP MOVEMENT
In the latest tool kit from the pARTnership Movement, learn how state arts advocacy organizations are partnering with the business community to lead events, community development initiatives, and programs that bridge the gap between arts and business goals.

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE BCA 10
Deadline: January 13, 2017. Presented annually by Americans for the Arts' Business Committee for the Arts, the BCA 10 Awards recognize the 10 best businesses partnering with the arts in America. 

THE CONVERGENCE OF ARTS + TECHNOLOGY 
Creativity is the driving force of innovative technologies.


Member News

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS FEATURES AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS MEMBERS IN NEW HOW TO DO CREATIVE PLACEMAKING GUIDE
Last week, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released an action-oriented guide for making places better. The case studies and essays included describe the diverse ways that arts organizations and artists can plan an essential role in the success of communities across Americas. 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS and ON THE MOVE


Opportunities

GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Accepting Applications for Public Humanities Projects 
  • National Endowment for the Arts Accepting Applications for the Big Read 

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