If you missed out on our first live stream of the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy or Google Hangout, those videos are available on the recap page along with interviews featuring Congressional Arts Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Matt Sorum, musician Cristina Pato, and dancer Lil' Buck. In addition, a Flickr photo stream, related ARTSblog posts, and major news coverage of the events can be found on the page.
While our recap doesn't do the full event justice, it provides a sense of the energy and excitement that arts advocates bring to Washington each year.
With the launch of the 2013 Vans Custom Culture competition on January 2, budding artists and designers entered to become the first 1,500 U.S.-based public or private high schools to enter. And now that field has been narrowed to the top 50 schools and designs in five regions: California, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast.
The public now has an opportunity to vote for their favorite designs in each of the five regions from April 22–May 13!
The five schools as determined by online voting will be notified on May 14 and provided with a travel budget to fly to New York City for the finals later this summer with the winning school receiving $50,000 for its art program!
To find out more about our partnership with Vans Custom Culture and to check out our Arts Education Navigator e-book series visit http://bit.ly/vanscc.
National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa Announces $350,000 in Research Grants
Bob describes in detail how funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is leveraged across the country on a state and local level. They also talk about the history of funding for the NEA and President Obama's proposed FY2014 budget. See the full segment below:
NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa and Poetry Foundation President John Barr Announce the 2013 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud, April 29-30, 2013
Also, the entire Hanks presentation is currently available for archival viewing on our YouTube channel.
This means you can watch the Lecture on YouTube regardless of whether or not you're in Washington, DC, for National Arts Advocacy Day! The Lecture, delivered this year by Yo-Yo Ma, will address what kind of education will best enable today's students to develop creativity, flexibility, and the ability to innovate and work collaboratively.
And, if you have a burning question that arises during the Lecture, you can ask Yo-Yo Ma the next day.
On April 9 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m EDT., Yo-Yo Ma, along with Matt Sorum (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer for Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver and Co-Founder of Adopt the Arts in California) and Damian Woetzel (former principal dancer at New York City Ballet and the director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program), will participate in Americans for the Arts’ first Google+ Hangout. They will discuss the need to develop strong public policies for arts education and field questions from Google+ Hangout attendees. Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, will moderate the event.
To submit a question for the Hangout, please send a Tweet using #AskYoYo, or send an email to email@example.com. Just write #AskYoYo in the subject line and then write your question in the body of the email. We'll take questions anytime from now until the Hangout.
- Alene Valkanas State Arts Advocacy Award
- Arts Education Leadership Award
- Emerging Leaders Network Award
- Michael Newton Award for Private Sector Leadership
- Public Art Network Award
- Selina Roberts Ottum for Local Arts Leadership Award
The deadline to submit a nomination for one of the awards is March 22, 2013. Awardees will receive their honor on June 15 at the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, PA.
For more information about the nomination process as well as award rules and regulations, click here.
Sixty organizations submitted their projects to be judged through votes by Ovation community members and viewers on Ovation's Facebook page. The site received an average of 25,000 votes a day over the course of the two-and-a-half-month voting period. Northside Workshop, which highlighted its "Beautification of Vacant Space" program, was the clear winner.
Northside Workshop's "Community Build the Arts" initiative includes the "Beautification of Vacant Space" program, which teaches middle school students to develop creative strategies for addressing urban abandonment in their community by incorporating into their curriculum socially engaged art and education courses like studio art, beekeeping and gardening. In addition, Northside Workshop created "The Year of Listening Project," which consists of a creative survey to help identify community needs by listening and sharing stories in order to co-generate ideas that have the potential for the most positive impact.
Ovation, the only multi-platform network devoted to artists and every kind of artistic expression, developed the innOVATION Grant Program to fund and recognize the impact of artists and the arts in communities’ revitalization efforts in partnership with Americans for the Arts.
Up to 50 projects are selected through an open call application process and selected by three jurors. The 2013 jurors are: Justine Topfer, Curator, Out of the Box Projects and Project Manager, San Francisco Art Commission, CA; Norie Sato, Artist, Seattle, WA; and John Carson, Artist and Head of the School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Eligible projects must have been completed or debuted in calendar year 2012. There is no limit to the number of projects an applicant can submit, but nominate soon as the call closes on April 5, 2013!
*For specific questions about Year in Review and project submissions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical questions regarding the application and uploading of media and documentation please contact email@example.com.