Thank you for your ongoing passion about the future of the arts and our country. I have heard from many of you in these past weeks worried about what the upcoming government transition will mean for you and those you serve. I write you today to share this recent webinar which provides an update on the results of the election and the impact of those results. This is an evolving landscape and we will continue to update you.
While I don't have easy or complete answers for you, I do want to reaffirm that Americans for the Arts stands with and for you. We are steadfast in our belief that the ability to live a full, equitable and creative life is a basic human right. We will continue to advocate, convene, and educate tirelessly with and for you in the new administration, as well as in your states and local communities.
We stand behind our commitment to cultural equity for everyone. We will continue to make the case for arts and culture as a cornerstone of healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities; a bulwark against racism; a champion of freedom of expression; a driver of economic prosperity; a bridge between populations; a creator of empathy; and a venue for critical dialogue, respectful criticism, healing and hope.
As you continue your good work, please tell us what you need, what challenges you're facing, what ideas you think could help, and what successes are inspiring you.
We stand with you. I, and the staff and board at Americans for the Arts, thank you and appreciate all you are doing for your communities and for the arts in America.
Robert L. Lynch
President and CEO
Americans for the Arts
1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005-4940
Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America.
With more than 50 years of service, it is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.