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Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe Discuss the Arts, Arts Education in America

Just outside the Arts Advocacy Day Congressional Arts Kick-Off event on April 17 in Washington, DC, Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe (executive producer/judge on So You Think You Can Dance and executive producer of American Idol) braved the wind to talk about their greatest arts experiences, arts education, and whether or not Alec could be […]

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Arts Advocacy Day 2012: The Congressional Arts Kick-Off

It’s difficult to write an event recap post when you are still energized/exhausted as a staff member often can be following 48 hours of festivities surrounding Arts Advocacy Day, but I will certainly try. Following last night’s Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy by Alec Baldwin, the Congressional Arts Kickoff brought together our […]

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Celebrating Arts Advocacy Day

Over 500 arts advocates are gathering at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC this morning to begin training for Arts Advocacy Day. This annual two-day event brings together representatives from nearly every state to meet with their members of Congress to advocate for a number of issues near and dear to those who love […]

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Honoring Nancy Hanks - Our Annual Lecture on Arts and Public Policy

Americans for the Arts is proud to announce that 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy. The lecture itself is dedicated to an impressive and influential individual — Nancy Hanks, former president of Americans for the Arts (then known as the American Council for the Arts) and […]

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Alec Baldwin: A Critical Time for Arts Funding

Hello. I’m Alec Baldwin. Over the past few months, you may have seen me on television doing a series of commercials for Capital One. What you may not know is that I am donating all of the proceeds from this work to cultural charities, including some of the organizations with which I’m involved: Guild Hall […]

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