Weekly Web Roundup: July 30, 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021 Category:  Americans for the Arts News Catch up on blogs about the STAR Act, supporting Native artists, and a North Carolina arts leader; an exhibit that’s redefining public art monuments using augmented reality; and the final sessions of our DIALogues professional development webinar collection for early arts …

Collaborations, Mentorship, and Support for Native Artists on a National Scale

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is the only national philanthropic organization focused exclusively on Native arts and cultures with a deep commitment to supporting Native artists in a spirit of advancing equity and cultural knowledge for American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native communities. NACF is especially active in …

Member Spotlight: Darlene McClinton

Darlene McClinton is the grants manager for ArtsGreensboro, a community-supported nonprofit organization and the largest public and private alliance dedicated to sustaining the Greensboro, North Carolina, arts economy. McClinton also is an artist, educator, entrepreneur, collaborator, ally, and advocate. Since joining ArtsGreensboro in December 2019, she has made a significant …

Weekly Web Roundup: July 16, 2021

Friday, July 16, 2021 Category:  Americans for the Arts News This week: a community art project in NYC’s Chinatown, a report on the intersection of arts and technology, an educator’s guide on the First Amendment and the arts, the latest in our professional development webinar series for early arts leaders, and more!

Member Spotlight: Ernest Disney-Britton

Since its inception, the Arts Council of Indianapolis has provided programs and services to the citizens of central Indiana, and to hundreds of artists and arts organizations. Vice President of Community Impact and Investment Ernest Disney-Britton’s areas of focus include grantmaking, arts education, impact research, and equity partnerships. He provides …

Weekly Web Roundup: July 9, 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021 Category:  Americans for the Arts News This week we’ve got expert advice on how to apply for American Rescue Plan grants from the NEA and scoop on the legislative amendments that might have scuttled future federal funding for arts in transit projects. Plus: Congress wants to …

Mercer County Commissioner Greg Puckett to Receive Public Leadership in the Arts Award for County Arts Leadership

Friday, July 9, 2021 Category:  Press Releases Americans for the Arts and the National Association of Counties (NACo) tomorrow will award Mercer County Commissioner Greg Puckett of West Virginia the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for County Arts Leadership. Commissioner Puckett is known throughout Mercer County for his steadfast …

Increased Funding For National Arts and Culture Agencies Passes Full U.S. House Appropriations Committee

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Category:  Legislative News On July 1, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to accept the Interior Subcommittee’s fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding bill, granting Biden Administration’s funding request of $201 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The bill also includes $201 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to keep the agencies funded …