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Yo-Yo Ma Spins an Emotional Tale of “Art for Life’s Sake”

As I have been sitting back at my desk at Americans for the Arts this afternoon, I’ve had a hard time coming up with a way to describe what I experienced last night at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It could be the lack of sleep, the lack of coffee, or […]

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Ask Yo-Yo Ma About Arts Education

Have you ever chatted with someone about the importance of the arts in our schools? Would you like the chance to discuss it with Yo-Yo Ma? Yo-Yo Ma will deliver the 26th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy on April 8 at 6:30 p.m. EDT and, for the first time, Americans for […]

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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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How NEA Funding Affects Local Communities

This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Arts Advocacy Day (AAD), the largest and most wide-ranging, one-day advocacy effort in support of the arts. Advocates come from across the country come to Washington, DC, to meet with their members of Congress and staff members as part of the event. While the topics range from […]

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Reflecting on the Holidays, New Year, & the Arts

It’s become a tradition that ARTSblog offers up a question as part of our annual New Year’s card (our 2012 question will be posted in two weeks), so I didn’t want to take away from that when I started writing a “Happy Holidays” post this morning. As I began writing a simple message thanking our […]

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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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