Americans for the Arts Launches Multimedia Platform in New Phase of Its Strategic Realignment Process
Americans for the Arts Blog » New Mexico
by Ms. Inga Vitols
10M ago
‘Designing Our Destiny’ Platform Charts New Path Forward for Americans for the Arts  Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Americans for the Arts today launched a multimedia platform that will serve as a hub for results and information pertaining to its Strategic Realignment Process (SRP), which the organization undertook during 2022. With the SRP completed, the Designing Our Destiny platform represents Americans for the Arts’ new path forward to better serve the arts and culture field.  “I am excited to launch this next phase of Americans for the Arts’ transformation. Designing Our Destiny ..read more
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Animating Democracy Transitions & Appreciations
Americans for the Arts Blog » New Mexico
by Ms. Ann Marie Watson
10M ago
Monday, December 19, 2022 Having launched the Animating Democracy program in 1999, Co-Directors Barbara Schaffer Bacon and Pam Korza have decided that 2022 completes their tenure providing program leadership for this transformative initiative.  In 2023, Americans for the Arts will determine Animating Democracy’s next chapter by assessing what the organization can uniquely offer and exploring possible partnerships. We will also continue to promote Animating Democracy’s tools and resources. Barbara will help support the transition with responses to inquiries for information and services ..read more
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Americans for the Arts Partners with Free People to Advocate for the Importance of Arts in Early Public Education
Americans for the Arts Blog » New Mexico
by Ms. Inga Vitols
10M ago
Thursday, November 3, 2022 Americans for the Arts and lifestyle brand Free People today announced a first-time partnership, which includes a Creative Spirit Fund that empowers public school arts educators to fund the next generation of diverse creators. The partnership advocates for the importance of arts in early public education. Through this program, Free People will be distributing 10 awards of $4,000 each to public school educators across the United States in great need of support in teaching art, music, dance, theater, and creative writing and other artistic disciplines. Contestan ..read more
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Update on Americans for the Arts Events in 2023
Americans for the Arts Blog » New Mexico
by Ms. Ann Marie Watson
10M ago
Thursday, February 16, 2023 It is an exciting time at Americans for the Arts, full of change and new energy. During 2022’s Strategic Realignment Process (SRP), we worked with members and other stakeholders to identify the specific and unique role of Americans for the Arts within the arts and culture community. Knowing that how we do our work is as important as what we do, we have adopted an Equitable Advocacy approach, which centers equity in all organizational practices, interactions, and programming in both approach and outcomes. While we continue to evaluate and evolve our offerings, here ..read more
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Anti-Racism Professional Development for Arts Leaders
Americans for the Arts Blog » New Mexico
by Ms. Ann Marie Watson
10M ago
Thursday, June 23, 2022 Registration is now open for the Cultural Equity Learning Community (CELC) 2.0, presented by Arts Connect International in partnership with HipStory and the Mass Cultural Council. This two-unit, asynchronous anti-racism course with wrap-around supports is open to arts and culture leaders committed to building intersectional racial equity, working towards cultural equity and creative justice. The CELC exists to support the arts and culture ecosystem—and its leadership—in progressing equity. CELC 2.0 offers affinity tracks for BIPOC and white arts leaders, both featurin ..read more
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Congress Passes Omnibus Package with Provisions that Support the Arts
Americans for the Arts Blog » New Mexico
by Tera Proby
10M ago
Thursday, January 5, 2023 On December 23, 2022, the United States Congress passed, and President Biden enacted, an end-of-year omnibus package that funds the government for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) and has provisions that support the arts. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will be funded each at $207 million, a $27 million increase from last year. This moves both agencies closer to indexing their funding to $1 per person, a policy proposal arts advocates strongly support. Additionally, equity and diversity grant-making reco ..read more
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Climate Change Impact: New Mexico with Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández
Americans for the Arts Blog » New Mexico
by Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández
10M ago
Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández represents New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Leger Fernández is a 17th generation Northern New Mexican. As an attorney and advocate, she won important legal battles to advance voting rights, promote tribal sovereignty, and protect the environment and acequia waters. In Congress, she serves on the House Natural Resources, House Education and Labor, and House Administration Committees. She was also elected by her colleagues to serve as Chair of the Committee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, working on a range ..read more
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New online tool available to help arts organizations with emergency planning
Americans for the Arts Blog » New Mexico
by Ms. Ann Marie Watson
10M ago
Thursday, September 22, 2022 Emergency planning is an essential component of maintaining business operations while also preserving an arts organization’s assets and collections. Organizations may not be ready to respond to emergencies such as natural disasters; emergencies resulting from an accident, deferred maintenance, or negligence; or crises associated with community unrest, cyberattacks, and public health emergencies. By taking preparedness actions and creating a disaster plan, cultural heritage and arts organizations can reduce the risk of disaster and minimize their losses. dPlan|Art ..read more
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