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November 2016
Making Headlines
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ROBERT L. LYNCH RESPONDS TO PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS
In response to election results, President and CEO Robert L. Lynch issued a statement of hope and unity, and reminded readers of the great strength and resiliency that binds us together. It is more important than ever that we use the arts to help the economy, our communities, and our nation come together. Lynch also authored a Huffington Post piece to further discuss results and hopes.


Advocacy News

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS & ARTS ACTION FUND POST-ELECTION 2016 WEBINAR
Date: Monday, November 21 at 3:00 p.m. (ET). Join Americans for the Arts and Americans for the Arts Action Fund in a post-election webinar to learn about the implications of the federal, state, and local election results and discuss their impact on the future of the arts and arts education in the nation. 

CREATE ACT WEBINAR: NOW STREAMING!
On the webinar, hear from National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu as she discusses the importance of the creative economy, Anthony Sedillo from Senator Udall's office as he outlines the CREATE Act, and creative economy leader Susan Soroko as she discusses the work of the Creative Economy Coalition.

ARTS ADVOCACY DAY 2017 REGISTRATION LAUNCHES ON DECEMBER 1!
Registration for Arts Advocacy Day opens next week! Arts Advocacy Day brings the nation's leading cultural and civic organizations together with more than 500 grassroots advocates like you to show your representatives in Congress why the arts are essential to the fabric of our nation.


Serving the Needs of the Field

2017 PUBLIC LEADERSHIP IN THE ARTS AWARD – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!
Deadline: December 2, 2016. Is your mayor or governor making the arts a priority in your community or state? Tell us about it! Americans for the Arts is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Public Leadership in the Arts awards for mayor and governor. 

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2017 BCA 10 NOW OPEN
Deadline: January 13, 2017. We're looking for the best businesses in America partnering with the arts. 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. 

HENRI BENDEL USES THE ARTS TO SHARE THE LOVE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON 
Accessories brand Henri Bendel continues its tradition of partnering with artists to engage its customers with its new holiday store displays, which feature the work of muralist JGoldcrown. 

ALL THE TEES FOR ALL THE PEOPLE! LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS T-SHIRT
This weekend is your last chance to snatch up one of these limited edition t-shirts, featuring your love of the arts.

START OUT 2017 STRONG: 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. 

RANDY'S RESOURCES: Strategic Messaging for Local Arts Agencies
 In the LAA Census, we asked LAAs to rank the effectiveness of 26 case-making arguments. Overall, the top three were (1) arts education, (2) economic impact, and (3) improving quality of life.


Arts Partnerships, Business, & Philanthropy News

WATCH OUR GIVING TUESDAY WEBINAR
Thanksgiving is next week, which means #GivingTuesday on November 29is not far behind. Celebrated after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.


Member News

CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL REINSTATES $200,000 NONPROFIT MEDIA GRANT PROGRAM
The California Arts Council is reinvesting in Arts on the Air, which provides grants to arts-related nonprofits throughout the state in order to support nonprofit television and radio coverage of the arts. 

EL DORADO ARTS COUNCIL FEATURES VETERANS' VOICES
The El Dorado Arts Council in California is relaunching its Veterans' Voices series thanks to increased grant funding and a partnership with the El Dorado County Department of Veterans Affairs.

TENNESSEE ARTS COMMISSION FOLKLIFE PROGRAM LAUNCHES TRADITIONAL ARTS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
According to the Tennessee Commission, "the [Folklife Program's] new initiative is designed to encourage the survival, continued development and proliferation of our state's diverse folklife traditions, especially those that are rare or endangered."

ON THE MOVE and WELCOME NEW MEMBERS


Opportunities

GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • VANS & Americans for the Arts Grants for High School Arts Programs 
  • Museums of America Funding Opportunity
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Accepting Applications for Public Humanities Projects
  • And more...

CALLS FOR ENTRIES

  • Devos Institute of Arts Management Accepting Applications for Fellowship Program 
  • Call for Artists: Lux Center for the Arts Artist-in-Residence
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