March Monthly Wire @ Americans for the Arts

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

RECORD NUMBER OF ADVOCATES GATHER AT ARTS ADVOCACY DAY AND RALLY AGAINST PRESIDENT'S PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS
On March 20-21, more than 700 people came to Washington, DC to attend events for the 30th annual Arts Advocacy Day and the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy. Advocates representing all 50 states, joined together on Monday for issue briefs and training during the day and a lecture that evening by Ford Foundation President Darren WalkerOn Tuesday, participants gathered on Capitol Hill to meet with their Congressional representatives, and were joined by special guests including Ben Vereen, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Gabrielle Ruiz. Read more. (2017 Arts Advocacy Day attendees pictured)


Advocacy News

SENATOR LISA MURKOWSKI RECEIVES CONGRESSIONAL ARTS LEADERSHIP AWARD
On March 21, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski received the 2017 Congressional Arts Leadership Award from Americans for the Arts. Senator Murkowski has consistently supported the NEA and after-school programs that support arts education as an elected official and in her capacity as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies. (Senator Murkowski pictured)

HELP SAVE FEDERAL ARTS FUNDING
Americans for the Arts has made it easy for you to share your commitment to federal arts funding with a simple graphic you can download to post on social media. Learn more about tagging your posts with #SAVEtheNEA and advocating to your social media followers.

ROBERT LYNCH FEATURED ON CSPAN'S "WASHINGTON JOURNAL" PROGRAM
On February 25, Americans for the Arts' President and CEO Robert Lynch appeared on CSPAN's daily "Washington Journal"program answering questions you're likely to hear in your work.

NATIONAL MEDIA FOCUSES ON PROPOSED CUTS OF FEDERAL ARTS FUNDING
President Trump's proposed cuts to federal arts funding including the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and other federal cultural agencies have spurred a great number of related stories in national media including coverage in The New York Times, Variety, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and The Hill.


Serving the Needs of the Field

TAKE PART IN OUR NEW MEMBER-EXCLUSIVE BRIEFINGS
We're launching new Member Briefings, a phone call series just for members to keep you posted about advocacy strategy. Our first monthly Briefing will be Wednesday, March 29th at 3pmabout Arts, Jobs, and the Economy.

RANDY'S RESOURCES: USING DATA FROM PUBLIC OPINION POLL ON ARTS

As we make the case for government funding of the arts, it's appropriate to know the public's support of this investment. Americans Speak Out About the Arts is our recent national survey of 3,020 American adults—one of the largest public opinion studies about the arts ever conducted. Learn more here!

CONNECT WITH 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. As a member, you save 40 percent on all job postings and can post internships for FREE!


Arts Partnerships, Business, & Philanthropy News

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS MOURNS THE LOSS OF BUSINESS LEADER DAVID ROCKEFELLER
Philanthropist and business leader David Rockefeller died on March 20. Rockefeller was a champion for the arts and a prodigious patron, and helped create the Business Committee for the Arts. Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, said of him: "His ideas from 50 years ago were so prescient that they still guide our work in developing strong partnerships between the arts and business sectors today." (David Rockefeller pictured)

DIVERSITY + INCLUSION = A WINNING STRATEGY
If we're going to talk about diversity, we also have to talk about inclusion. Diversity and inclusion are critical at Aetna, where Vice President of Community Relations and Urban Marketing, Floyd Green ensures that the arts, diversity, and inclusion work hand in hand. Read more.

CELEBRATING THE BCA 10
Every year, the BCA 10 recognizes 10 businesses of all sizes for their exceptional involvement with the arts that enriches the workplace and the community. In a new video, you can hear from business leaders on why the arts matter and how they have the power to change lives and communities. (Julius Rodriguez, 2016 BCA 10 performer, pictured) 


Member News

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS MEMBERS CONTRIBUTE TO POLICYLINK'S "CREATING CHANGE THROUGH ARTS, CULTURE, AND EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT" 
The report reflects on the positive impacts an investment in the arts and culture can have on community development and equity. Participants include members City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; City of Seattle, Office of Arts and Culture; Miami-Dade County, Department of Cultural Affairs; Nashville Arts Commission; National Endowment for the Arts; San Francisco Arts Commission; and Arts Commission of Greater Toledo.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Twenty-four new organizations joined Americans for the Arts in February 2017. To find out more about what they are doing in their communities, please read more.

ON THE MOVE

Roger Smith is retiring as the Executive Director of the Perry County Council of the Arts; Erika Juran will be his successor. Sherry Sissac is the new Deputy Director of the Regional Arts Commission in St. Louis, MO.


Opportunities

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

NEW MARKETING TRAINING AVAILABLE IN PENNSYLVANIA
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA)  and Americans for the Arts invites Pennsylvania arts professionals to participate in Cohort 1 of Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement in the 21st Century: Building the Capacity of Pennsylvania's Cultural Sector. Learn more. 

FEATURED JOBS

Executive Director, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council
The Executive Director is responsible for providing direction and leadership toward the achievement of the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council's vision and mission to facilitate and encourage local arts development. 

Project Manager, AMS Planning & Research Corp
AMS Planning & Research Corp., a leading national arts consulting practice with offices in Southport, CT and Sacramento, CA, is seeking a qualified professional for full-time employment as a Project Manager.


MONTHLY WIRE AND ONLINE ADVERTISING
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WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR MEMBER BENEFITS?
Do you know what benefits you receive as an Americans for the Arts member? Do you like what you get? We want to know so we can serve you better. Let us know!

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