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National Arts and Humanities Month

President Obama Declares October 2016 National Arts and Humanities Month

Please join us in celebrating October as National Arts and Humanities Month. President Obama has already kicked things off by issuing an official White House Proclamation that articulates the importance of the arts and culture in our history and in our future.

Presidential Proclamation — National Arts and Humanities Month, 2016 NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION

Throughout history, the arts and humanities have been at the forefront of progress. In diverse mediums and methods — whether through the themes of a novel, the movement of a dancer, or a monologue on a stage — the arts enrich our souls, inspire us to chase our dreams, and challenge us to see things through a different lens. During National Arts and Humanities Month, we celebrate the important role the arts

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Is Creativity THE 21st Century Skill?

YES is the answer to this question judging from the enthusiastic audience response on October 10 to Imagination Stage’s Creative Conversation on the topic. One hundred and forty parents, educators, and other stakeholders attended a panel discussion, moderated by Doug Herbert of the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Office of Innovation & Improvement, and then enjoyed […]

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October is National Arts and Humanities Month

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Every day we celebrate the arts, but October is the month to commemorate the arts in a big way. It is National Arts and Humanities Month—the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation!

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National Arts and Humanities Month Wrap-Up

October 31, 2011 by Paulette Beete Dance Theatre of Tennessee took part in a Swan Lake Pop-Up as part of Artober Nashville. Photo by Rebecca Berrios Throughout the month of October we have asked the public to nominate arts organizations for a spotlight feature on our Facebook page. Nominated organizations have ranged from local arts […]

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A Word from the Executive Director of the Arts Action Fund

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“We must recognize the contributions of the arts and humanities not only by supporting the artists of today, but also by giving opportunities to the creative thinkers of tomorrow. Educators across our country are opening young minds, fostering innovation, and developing imaginations through arts education.”

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President Proclaims October National Arts and Humanities Month

Yesterday, President Barack Obama declared October National Arts and Humanities Month through Presidential Proclamation. Within the proclamation, President Obama states: “Like Rockwell’s painting, art in all its forms often challenges us to consider new perspectives and to rethink how we see the world. This image still moves us with its simple poignancy, capturing a moment […]

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Consider Creating a Conversation this October

Since Americans for the Arts started the Creative Conversations program in 2004, in response to the feedback and initiative of the Emerging Leaders Council, the program has grown to serve over 50 communities and about 2000 individuals each year. Through Creative Conversations, we have witnessed the creation of strong local emerging leaders networks that still […]

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White House Hosts Live Chat with the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities

Tuesday, October 19th at 2:15 p.m. EDT In celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month, visual artist Chuck Close, ballet dancer Damian Woetzel, and committee co-chairs Margo Lion and George Stevens, Jr. discuss arts and humanit…

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