“Questions from this council about AFTA’s racial equity work have been met with resistance, claims of capacity issues, and defensiveness,” says a letter signed by 14 out of 15 elected members of AFTA’s Arts Education Advisory Council.
As a field, we’ve waited far too long for these institutions to get on board. So now the call is for us: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color artists, leaders, and the organizations that serve us.
In a proposal sent to both presidential candidates for post-pandemic recovery, Americans for the Arts suggests deploying cultural workers in fields such as community development, public health, and infrastructure.
Artists, designers, filmmakers, writers, and the organizations that serve them have a unique power to craft and circulate art and stories that illustrate what is at stake.
Over 11,000 artists responded to a survey by the organizations Americans for the Arts and Artist Relief.
Based on its findings, Americans for the Arts estimates nearly $5 billion in losses across the US’s 120,492 arts nonprofits.
The wide-ranging report from the nonprofit Americans for the Arts also affirms near-universal support for arts education and illustrates that 52% of Americans do, in fact, sing in the shower.
A new report shows how the nonprofit culture sector stimulates the economy both locally and nationally.
When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) closed its public comment period on the issue of net neutrality earlier this week, the agency counted more than 3 million comments, the greatest volume of such input in its history.
On a stage in Washington last night, Alec Baldwin briefly un-retired from public life to introduce Maureen Dowd, who proceeded to deliver a lecture on “the arts” in “America.” This grim scenario wasn’t culled from an SNL bin; it was a real-live keynote commissioned by Americans for the Arts, the crowning moment of the arts advocacy group’s annual “Arts Advocacy Day.”
How are artists who have been systematically denied fair wages and access to basic services like healthcare and unemployment protections gaining access to those things today?
Americans for the Arts, an arts advocacy nonprofit, announced last night that they have succeeded in securing the inclusion of the Arts Require Timely Service (ARTS) Act in the Obama-endorsed immigration bill now expected to pass the Senate.