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April 2017
Making Headlines
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Serving the Needs of the Field
Arts Partnerships, Business, & Philanthropy News
Member News and Opportunities
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DARREN WALKER DELIVERED 30TH ANNUAL NANCY HANKS LECTURE
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker delivered the 30th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on March 20, 2017. Be sure to check out a recording of Mr. Walker's speech, along with the published text of his speech titled: "The Art of Democracy: Creative Expression and American Greatness." You'll also find a recording of opening remarks by Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch, formal introductions and a Q&A by Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden, and closing remarks by Americans for the Arts Board of Directors Chair Abel López.


Advocacy News

ROBERT L. LYNCH GIVES ADVICE FOR ARTS ADVOCATES EVERYWHERE
In a Huffington Post column, President and CEO Robert L. Lynch gives advice to advocates, and reminds all readers that advocacy is a long-term effort, and we must be relentless in voicing a strong and clear message on the power of the arts.

NEW HEIGHTS IN ARTS ADVOCACY
In March, President Trump released his proposed budget for FY2018 in calling for an elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and other cultural agencies. Since then, arts advocates from across the country spoke out from home by sending over 150,000 messages to their Congressional representatives in Washington in support of the arts. Write your representatives and stay up-to-date by visiting the Arts Mobilization Center.


Serving the Needs of the Field

HAVE YOU JOINED A MEMBER-EXCLUSIVE BRIEFING YET?
Our member-exclusive phone call series with Americans for the Arts senior staff is up and running and we hope you've been able to take part! Upcoming calls include Arts and Education (May 24) and Arts and Immigration (June 28). But check out our archived calls on Defending the NEA; Arts, Jobs, and the Economy; and Arts & the Affordable Care Act. 

FEATURED BOOK: STARTING YOUR CAREER IN ARTS EDUCATION
Even in today's job market, effective educators are in high demand. From classroom teaching to museums, art education offers a wide range of opportunities for the creatively inclined, and this is the only book devoted exclusively to this exciting field. With up-to-date information, job search advice, and an overview of terminology and methodology, Starting Your Career in Art Educationwill help you choose an area of specialization and succeed in it.

WE CAN CONNECT YOU TO JOB SEEKERS: POST OPPORTUNITIES TO OUR JOB BANK!
The Americans for the Arts Job Bank is the go-to job board for individuals working in arts management & arts administration across the country. It's highly trafficked and a great way to attract talent at all levels to your open positions. As a member, you save 40 percent on all job postings and can post internships for FREE!


Arts Partnerships, Business, & Philanthropy News

AM I WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?
In 2016, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County were inspired by an innovative employee diversity and inclusion training collaboration between Wells Fargo and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). As part of their 12x12 series, SECCA featured an exhibition of works by photographer Endia Beal entitled Am I What You're Looking For?, which portrays young, black women as they contemplate their identities in the often-competing contexts of self and career. Endia Beal is a North Carolina-based artist, educator, and activist, who is internationally known for her photographic narratives and video testimonies that examine the personal, yet contemporary stories of minority women working within the corporate space.

INTEGRATING ART, WORK CULTURE, PRODUCT, AND PLACE
"Art is an essential component to good living," says Dogfish Head Craft Brewery founder Sam Calagione. "And we're proud to support the people who are making Sussex a better place to live and work." At Dogfish, beer brewing is considered a form of art, and the company loves to work alongside and support other original artists. From their label designs to their music collaborations to the live bands every weekend at their Rehoboth Beach brewpub, the arts are in Dogfish Head's DNA.


Member News and Opportunities

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Thirty new organizations joined Americans for the Arts in March 2017. To view a list of these new members and find out more about what they are doing in their communities, please visit our website.

PUBLIC VOTING OPEN FOR VANS CUSTOM CULTURE FINALISTS
Public voting opens for the 2017 Vans Custom Culture competition on April 26th. The top 50 designs will be chosen out of 3,000 participating high schools from around the country, but the final winner is up to the public. Voting is only open from April 26th through May 10th, so get the word out in your community to vote while the contest is open!


Featured Jobs

Director, Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina
Penland School of Crafts, the internationally acclaimed American center for craft education located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, seeks a visionary Director to set a pace towards the School's Centennial in 2029 after Penland's current Director retires at the end of 2017.

Cultural Affairs Manager, City of Pompano Beach, Florida
Seeking a responsible professional to plan, organize, facilitate, and direct the cultural activities of the City of Pompano Beach. Responsible for coordinating the interface between the Cultural Arts Foundation and city government in the areas of technical research, special reports, agenda preparations, and public information presentations.

Director of Public Art, Scottsdale Arts
We are looking for a dynamic professional team leader for Scottsdale Public Art, a division of Scottsdale Arts. Scottsdale Arts is a leading nonprofit arts organization in the Southwest. This unique opportunity is for a select candidate who has experience and expertise in managing a municipal public art program.


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