The Americans for the Arts Annual Conference was held June 14-16 in Pittsburgh, and as our Director of Community Engagement, Karen, said there is something so refreshing and inspiring about being in a room with a thousand people who just inherently “get” you.Everyone there understands the necessity of art.Everyone there appreciates the importance of advocating for the arts.[ … ] Read more
First off, I have been attending National Arts Advocacy Day since 1996. To say this was the best one yet really means something considering I’ve heard amazing Nancy Hanks lectures by Wendy Wasserstein, Kevin Spacey, Frank Rich, Ken Burns, and Wynton Marsalis, to name a few.
New Jersey had an amazing group of arts advocates attending this year including representatives [ … ] Read more
Tomorrow’s the big day! New Jersey Emerging Arts Leaders (NJEAL) will host their third annual Creative Conversation on Thursday, October 20 at Arts Council of Princeton—“Upwardly Mobile: Successful Relationships with Mentors and Supervisors in the Arts.” The event will begin at 7:00PM and include a panel discussion and networking after-party. To learn more about Creative Conversations or the New [ … ] Read more
Posted on June 22, 2011 by ArtPride in Category Nonprofits
I’ve just returned, reinvigorated (and a little jet-lagged…), from the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in San Diego. AFTA put together another great convention full of workshops, discussions, ARTventures and art, so there were many takeaways. Here were my top 5:
5. Arts organizations are engaging audiences in exciting ways with technology…
Americans for the Arts has been selected as Hyundai’s designated nonprofit for a new Facebook Cause linked to their recent “Cure Compact Crampomitosis” advertising campaign. This means that through the end of March, Americans for the Arts will receive $.50 to help advocate for the arts & arts education for every person that joins the Cause, and if they reach [ … ] Read more
Posted on February 9, 2011 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
You believe in the power of the arts and the importance of arts education. You want your voice to be heard, but how do you reach lawmakers? Join us for National Arts Advocacy Day on April 4-5 hosted by Americans for the Arts and participate in advocacy workshops like “The ABCs of Meeting with Legislators,” “Advanced Federal Arts Policy Training” [ … ] Read more
Posted on February 1, 2011 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
Join the New Jersey delegation for National Arts Advocacy Day 2011! Hosted by Americans for the Arts in Washington D.C., the 24th annual Arts Advocacy Day is the only national event that brings together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with hundreds of grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of [ … ] Read more
On Thursday morning, June 24, 2010, I arrived at the Americans for the Arts Arts Education pre-conference. It was my first time at AFTA, so I arrived early and with a little apprehension. I met another attendee; we were the first to arrive. As we waited together we discussed why we came and what we hoped to get from the [ … ] Read more
Turn Up The Volume! A2160 & S1133 Posted on 2/24/14 in Advocacy, civic action, Community, Creativity and Innovation, Discover Jersey Arts, Emerging Arts Leaders, Governor Christie, New Jersey Arts, NJ Tourism Industry Association, Nonprofits, Tourism We’ve turned up the heat, now we need to turn up the volume!
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And The Winners Are … Posted on 2/11/14 in Advocacy, Building Audience Participation, Community, Creativity and Innovation, Cultural Exchange, Discover Jersey Arts, New Jersey Arts, NJ Tourism Industry Association, Nonprofits, Tourism Congratulations once again to all the nominees in the 6th Annual JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards Read More