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Arts Action Fund PAC Supports Lizzie Fletcher of Texas

The Arts Action Fund PAC was proud to support congressional candidate Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX-7).

The results are in from our second public opinion poll on the arts!

Americans for the Arts has released Americans Speak Out about the Arts in 2018, our national public opinion survey on the arts—and one of the largest ever conducted. This is an update of the study we conducted two years ago. Now, like then, there are some excellent stories . . .

Updated Chart on the Status of FY’2019 Appropriations

Updated Chart on the Status of FY’2019 Appropriations of Key Federal Arts Agencies and Programs as of 9/28/18.

Just Released: 2018 Congressional Arts Report Card

The Arts Action Fund just released it’s 2018 Congressional Arts Report Card.

Learn why Portland General Electric thinks creativity is good for the workplace.

Portland General Electric’s float highlighting the Work For Art program at the annual festival they sponsor.

Webinar: Creativity at Work

Are you looking to offer more creative experiences to your staff? Or interested in learning how your arts organizations can make new connections to the business community? Join Kregg Arnston from Portland General Electric and Aaron Nicholson from Opera San Jose for a conversation on creativity in the workplace on Sept. 17 from 12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m. CT.

Please register today!

The webinar is offered via Adobe Connect.
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Residents of Grand Rapids, MI collaborated to transform the physical spaces that connect them. In the end they transformed so much more.


An interview with Suzanne Weeldreyer of Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra on the impact Creating Connection has had on the orchestra’s messaging and programming.


Good news for the dancers among us: The dynamic Argentine Tango improves your social life and can protect your brain from dementia.

Back to school blues?

Many of us are kicking off a new season of performances, exhibitions, and programs. For those star students looking to load up your backpack with some new supplies, check out the Creating Connection toolkit. Bring on the new season, we’re here to help.
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NEA Trend Data

The National Endowment for the Arts released the latest 5-year trend data on arts audience attendance and participation

2018 Mid-Term Election Arts Action Fund U.S. Senate Candidate Memos

The Arts Action Fund has released arts background candidate memos for Senate candidates running in the 2018 mid-term elections, organized by state. Click on the candidate’s photo or name to view the full candidate memo. 

2018 Candidate Arts Survey

The 2018 Candidate Arts Survey is officially released!

U.S. Senate Matched the House-Set Funding Level for the NEA & NEH

The Arts Action Fund is happy to report that the U.S. Senate matched the House-set funding level of $155 million each for the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities.

Arts Action Fund President & CEO Listed as Top 50 Executive in NonProfit Sector by The NonProfit Times

The Arts Action Fund President and CEO, Robert Lynch, has been named by NonProfit Times as one of the top 50 nonprofit executives in the country!