Member Spotlight: Jeremy Johnson

Since 2016, Jeremy Johnson has been executive director of Newark Arts, one of the city’s leading nonprofits. The organization makes grants to neighborhood arts programs, produces the award-winning Newark Arts Festival, and advocates for policies to uplift Newark as a city of the arts. During his tenure, Newark Arts has strengthened …

Weekly Web Roundup: May 7, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021 Category:  Americans for the Arts News This week: Explore with us the work of Indigenous artist Luzene Hill, consider with us the opportunities in using technology to bring public art to people during a pandemic, and join us in saying goodbye to philanthropist Eli Broad.

Luzene Hill: Grounding Art in Cultural Understanding and Lived Experience

The multi-media Atlanta-based artist Luzene Hill, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, was one of five Fellowship artists chosen by the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis in 2015 and featured in their exhibition Conversations (the other artists honored in 2015 were Brenda Mallory, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Holly Wilson, and Mario Martinez). Certainly, …

Over 110 Chambers of Commerce Deliver Letter to Congress Supporting $18 Billion in Recovery Support for Creative Economy

Friday, April 30, 2021 Category:  Americans for the Arts News Building on two previous letters of support for relief and recovery efforts to help the arts, culture, and the creative sector, a coalition of 113 chambers of commerce in 46 states delivered a letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership asking that …

Congressional Testimony Calls for Increased National Endowment for the Arts Funding in FY 2022

Americans for the Arts Interim President and CEO General Nolen Bivens (U.S. Army Ret.) makes the ask of no less than $176 million for FY 2022—at least an $8.5 million increase over FY 2021 funding Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Category:  Americans for the Arts News Americans for the Arts Interim …

ArtsU Support Now Available!

The ArtsU Support Program creates access to any public ArtsU digital activity Monday, April 26, 2021 Category:  Americans for the Arts News The ArtsU Support Program is a new initiative designed to increase equitable access to live and on-demand ArtsU digital activities. The program is open for anyone to participate in …