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Sing for Hope Pianos

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Sing for Hope Pianos

Sing for Hope, the nation’s largest recurring public art project, is launching the 2018 Sing for Hope Pianos on Monday, June 4. In partnership with Fosun, a 2018 BCA 10 winner, all 51 pianos will be on display at 28 Liberty Plaza (formerly One Chase Manhattan Plaza).

 

The pianos are created through the Fosun Artist in Residency program and are then placed around the five boroughs throughout the summer. Come fall, the pianos will be donated to public schools.

 

This year, there will be a roving piano, in partnership with MINI USA. Together, they will create a custom MINI Countryman, also known as the #MINIPiano. This car will be modified as the 51st piano that will be #DrivingHope throughout the city.

 

Be on the lookout for pianos across the boroughs! Check out the artists and map here.

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Announcing the 2018 BCA 10 Honorees

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Announcing the 2018 BCA 10 Honorees
The Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) of Americans for the Arts is proud to present the BCA 10 awards on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at a black-tie gala at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City.
 
The awards honor 10 U.S. companies, a business leader, and an arts and business partnership for their exceptional commitment to the arts through grants, local partnerships, volunteer programs, matching gifts, sponsorships, and board membership.
 
We are excited to announce this year's winners:
 

Churchill Downs (Louisville, KY)

Fifth Third Bank (Cincinnati, OH)

Fosun (New York, NY)

Phillips 66 (Houston, TX)

The Standard (Portland, OR)

Tierney (Philadelphia, PA)

UMB Financial Corporation (Kansas City, MO)

VF Corporation (Greensboro, NC)

West Bend Mutual Insurance Company (West Bend, WI)

Zions Bank (Salt Lake City, UT)

 

In addition, Chandrika Tandon, chairman of Tandon Capital Associates and Soul Chants Music in New York City and Grammy-nominated musician, will be honored with the BCA Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals for their extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to supporting the arts and for encouraging other businesses to follow their lead.

 

Square and Cheyenne River Youth Project of San Francisco, CA and Eagle Butte, SD, respectively, will receive the David Rockefeller pARTnership Award. This award recognizes a company and arts organization (or artist) for an exceptional project, program, or initiative that represents a true alliance, collaboration, or exchange between the two.

 

"We are grateful to honor these businesses and individuals for their exceptional involvement in ensuring that the arts thrive in their communities," said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. "They provide the arts with significant financial and in-kind support, and they incorporate meaningful arts-related programs into their employee, customer, and community relations activities – truly setting a standard for other businesses to follow."
 
Join us in celebrating these companies and their exceptional partnership with the arts by purchasing tickets, placing an ad in the BCA 10 journal, or sponsoring the gala celebration.
 

 

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New David Rockefeller BCA pARTnership Award

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New David Rockefeller BCA pARTnership Award
Americans for the Arts announced today that the David Rockefeller Fund will invest in a four-year presenting sponsorship of the new David Rockefeller BCA pARTnership Award. Given annually, the award will honor a company and arts organization (or artist) for an exceptional project, program, or initiative that represents a true alliance, collaboration, or exchange between the two. 
 
Americans for the Arts has also issued an open national call for nominations for the pARTnership Award. Nominations will close on February 9 and Americans for the Arts will notify the awardee selected by a panel in May. The award will be presented at the BCA 10 gala in New York City on October 2, 2018. The BCA 10 awards recognize 10 U.S. companies of all sizes for their exceptional involvement with the arts that enrich the workplace, education, and the community. 
 
“I thank the trustees of the David Rockefeller Fund. This contribution will expand upon and extend David Rockefeller Sr.’s legacy as the founder of the Business Committee for the Arts [BCA], and uphold the belief in the power of arts-based partnerships to transform lives, communities, and our nation,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. 
 
“The trustees and staff of the Fund are delighted to partner with Americans for the Arts in this way. David Rockefeller believed that businesses, as well as foundations and donors, had a major role to play in sustaining the arts in a vibrant society. We look forward to celebrating such extraordinary partnerships,” said Lukas Haynes, Executive Director of the David Rockefeller Fund. 
 
Founded in 1967, Americans for the Arts’ BCA aims to encourage, inspire, and stimulate businesses to support the arts in the workplace, in education, and in the community. The work of the BCA encompasses visibility, advocacy, research, professional development, and training. The pARTnership movement is founded on the core eight reasons for business to partner with the arts, and encourages business to partner with the arts to foster the development of more creative workers and more creative companies. 
 
Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 55 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org.
 
*Photo from the first meeting of the Business Committee for the Arts. Read more here.
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Nominate the Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts

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Nominate the Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2018 BCA 10 AWARDS

Every year, Americans for the Arts through its Business Committee for the Arts, honors the 10 best businesses partnering with the arts in America.

Submissions close January 19.

To nominate or learn more about eligibility, visit www.americansforthearts.org/events/bca-10/nominations

The arts help the business community

·         Foster innovation
·         Reach new customers
·         Convey strategic messages
·         Celebrate diversity
·         Engage employees

All honorees will be celebrated at the BCA 10 black-tie gala in New York City on October 2, 2018

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Award-Winning Examples of Companies Supporting the Arts

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Award-Winning Examples of Companies Supporting the Arts

The arts are an economic driver. According to the Arts & Economic Prosperity study, released by Americans for the Arts, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion of economic activity during 2015, which comprised $63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and an additional $102.5 billion in audience spending. 

The arts are also a business. Americans for the Arts’ Creative Industries report shows that 673,656 businesses are involved in the creation or distribution of the arts and these businesses employ 3.48 million people. To put that in perspective, that is 4.01 percent of all U.S. businesses and 2.04 percent of all U.S. employees.

 

Businesses are taking note. In the survey Business Contributions to the Arts, produced by The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts, 67 percent of business leaders say they support the arts because they improve the economy and quality of life.

BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts honoree Guitar Center Inc. is one of those businesses. With 280 stores across the country, Guitar Center is the world’s largest seller of musical instruments, stage lighting, recording software, studio gear and more. The company embraces its role in both the arts and business sectors by supporting music education and musicians. Guitar Center’s support of music education makes it the largest source of music education outside the school system by providing lessons to over 100,000 students annually. Research from the Conference Board shows that a background in arts education provides the skills required by the 21st century workforce. The company also supports the artistic talents of its employees by providing discounts on gear and “Gig Leave,” so employees can go on music tours. Company sponsored “Jam Nights” at local venues give employees the opportunity to perform with coworkers for their families and friends. Guitar Center both supports the arts and employs artists.

 

The award-winning partnership between the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and clothing retailer UNIQLO shows how partnering with the arts can provide economic impact. UNIQLO’s flagship store occupies a prominent corner on Fifth Avenue in New York City, just across the street from MoMA. Since 2013, UNIQLO and MoMA have partnered to bring more than 1.6 million New Yorkers and visitors from around the world to MoMA through UNIQLO’s sponsorship of Free Friday Nights at the museum. The partnership enhances both organizations’ brands and fuels traffic across Manhattan’s 53rd Street.

These partnerships demonstrate what the businesses in our survey know: supporting the arts enhances the community, stimulates the economy, engages employees and provides the training needed for the future workforce.

 

Originally published on Giving Thoughts blog.

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It’s a Celebration! The 2017 BCA 10 Gala: Best Businesses That Partner with the Arts

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It’s a Celebration! The 2017 BCA 10 Gala: Best Businesses That Partner with the Arts

On October 11th, business and arts leaders gathered at the iconic Central Park Boathouse in New York City to honor the best businesses partnering with the arts in America at the annual BCA 10 Awards. Now in its 13th year, this black-tie gala presented by Americans for the Arts’ Business Committee for the Arts brought an evening of stories and musical performances that showcased the great gain in the business and arts communities coming together. 

 

The companies recognized this year join an illustrious list of honorees who are transforming their businesses and their communities by partnering with the arts to foster innovation, engage employees, and contribute to the health and quality of local life. This year’s BCA 10 honorees are:

 

21c Museum Hotels

Cardinal Health

Guitar Center Inc.

Halekulani Corporation

Houston Methodist

Humana Inc.

Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Lincoln Financial Group

Magic Hat Brewing Company

The Betsy-South Beach

 

 

UNIQLO and The Museum of Modern Art received the BCA pARTnership Award and Raymond J. McGuire, Global Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Citi, received the BCA Leadership Award.

 

 

  

The night kicked off with a cocktail hour for attendees overlooking the Central Park Lake, and was followed by award presentations, dinner, and musical performances. Each BCA honoree was presented with an original inscribed piece of glass from the artists at Rosetree Glass. Broadway, film, and tv star Santino Fontana, performed jazzy tunes and a few from his performance career.  Cellist Derek Loue, student at the Juilliard School of Music, gave an enchanting solo performance.

 

 

Honorees 21c Museum Hotels, Halekulani Corporation, and The Betsy-South Beach come from the hotel industry. 21c Museum Hotels puts contemporary art at the heart of its experience. The company was founded by contemporary art collectors and preservationists who believe in the power of art to transform communities. Halekulani has created and developed a bespoke program of experiences for its guests and patrons, including its “For You, Everything” program, which invites guests to enjoy the cultural and arts offering on Oahu through VIP complimentary access and select private docent tours at some of the most famous and iconic arts and cultural institutions in the city. The Betsy Hotel—family-owned and independently operated—aims to capture and champion the power of community through its dedicated PACE (Philanthropy, Arts, Culture, and Education) program.

 

Cardinal Health, Houston Methodist, Humana Inc. and Kaiser Permanente Colorado come from the healthcare industry. Cardinal Health’s culture of giving back to the arts begins with chairman, CEO, and classically trained opera singer, George Barrett, who frequently says that the arts influence his leadership style. Houston Methodist’s programs of its Center for Performing Arts Medicine have expanded to include integration of the performing and visual arts into the hospital environment, where the power of the arts accelerate patient healing and provide holistic care. Humana prioritizes arts and health research by enlisting the support of creative economy producers and supports the arts through donations and volunteerism. Kaiser Permanente Colorado has supported the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, facilitating programming within the organization that cultivates employee creativity and connectedness

 

Guitar Center, widely known for its instrument and monetary support to more than 400 schools, music programs, charities, and nonprofit organizations each year. Magic Hat Brewing Company accepted their award with a spirited toast in the tradition of the company. Lincoln Financial Group has been a long-standing partner to the arts in the communities in which it has a major business presence, supporting many cornerstone organizations through the years.

 

UNIQLO and MoMA’s shared passion for quality, innovation, and spreading the joy of art around the world lends to their dynamic partnership and Raymond McGuire brings his style of humor, wit, intensity, and thoughtfulness to his work and that which touches the arts.

 

We are thankful to our sponsors, event attendees, performers, presenters, and nominators for contributing to such a successful night celebrating businesses that partner with the arts.

 

Nominations for the BCA 10 Awards open in November. We look forward to learning about the creative arts and business partnerships in your community.

 

View the BCA 10 program book to learn more about this year’s best businesses partnering with the arts.

 

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(Left to Right) Robert Lynch, President & CEO, Americans for the Arts, Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, Studio Museum Harlem, and 2017 BCA Leadership honoree Raymond McGuire, Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Citi. Photo by Rana Faure.

 

Photo 2:

Santino Fontana performs at the BCA 10 with Steven Fiefke on the piano. Photo by Rana Faure.

 

Photo 3:

Peter Shaindlin, COO of Halekulani Corporation accepts a 2017 BCA 10 award.Photo by Rana Faure.

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The Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts are Featured in Forbes

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This year's BCA 10 honorees are using the arts to meet business goals in moving ways. We are proud to recognize them with an ad in the 100th Anniversay Issue of Forbes, "100 Greatest Business Minds" (page 169, September 28).

 

Each attendee of this year's BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America gala, held on October 11 at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City, receives a copy of the issue and an opportunity to congratulate this year's honorees.

 

 

For more information, read the BCA 10 press release.

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Hear from the Business Leaders of the 2017 BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts

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Now that you have read about this year’s BCA 10 honorees, let’s take the time to meet the leaders. These business executives, representing a range of industries from hotels to healthcare to retail, are inspiring. Support them because they have allowed the arts to shine in their businesses and communities across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more infomation about the October 11th BCA 10 Gala visit   www.americansforthearts.org/events/bca-10.

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Behind the Business: Learning about the 2017 BCA 10 Honorees, Best Businesses Partnering with Arts in America

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On October 11th, businesses of all types and sizes will come together for the BCA 10 gala at the Central Park Boathouse in New York to be recognized by Americans for the Arts for their outstanding commitment to the arts.

 

But WHO are these honorees?

 

Learn more about their arts partnerships below including corporate performance groups, extensive art exhibits, and some fierce board leadership.

 

 

21c Museum Hotels, Louisville, KY

Founded in 2006 by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, the very bedrock of 21c Museum Hotels has been community transformation and economic revitalization through the arts. The business rehabilitates underappreciated properties within urban cores, transforming these buildings into hotel and restaurant spaces with art works from more than 2,500 living established and emerging artists from around the world, available for public view 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 21c Museum Hotels also offers-in kind donations of event space for local and national non-profit arts organizations, hosting 1,500 arts and cultural events in 2016 alone. 21c Museum Hotels was nominated for the BCA 10 by the Fund for the Arts.

 

Success Story here.

 

 

Cardinal Health, Dublin, OH

Cardinal Health knows that supporting the arts makes communities more attractive to current and future employees, and leverages this knowledge to support the arts. Since 2008 Cardinal Health has donated nearly $8.75 million to arts organizations such as the Dublin Arts Council, Columbus Children’s Theater, and the Lincoln Theater. Cardinal Health advances diversity, equity and inclusion programming through initiatives such as “Shifting Perspectives,” a three-year photographic exploration of individuals living with Down Syndrome. The organization regularly treats employees to free in-office performances and is a key partner in the largest-ever initiative for marketing the arts in Ohio, “Art Makes Columbus/Columbus Makes Art”. Cardinal Health was nominated for the BCA 10 by the Dublin Arts Council. 

 

Success Story here.

 

 

 

 

Guitar Center Inc., Westlake Village, CA

Guitar Center Inc. sees the arts as a gift to the world. From its inception, it has embodied arts and business partnership through supporting music education and musicians, creating a culture that sustains a love for music. Since 2008, Guitar Center Inc. has donated over $2.5 million to non-profit arts organizations. Further, it regularly provides monetary support and instruments to over 400 schools, music programs, and non-profit organizations each year such as Little Kids Rock, Girls Rock Camp and MusiCares. Employees are even allowed “Gig Leave,” which permits them to continue their love for music through touring with musical acts or performing in solo concerts. Guitar Center Inc. was self-nominated for the BCA 10.

 

 

Halekulani Corporation, Honolulu, HI

Halekulani Corporation realizes that investing in the arts supports its business as well as the community – starting from a history patronizing artists since the 17th century all the way to the present day. For the past 20 years, Halekulani Corporation has partnered with Honolulu’s top arts and culture institutions to offer complimentary access to hotel guests, spanning a variety of activities from dance to theater and beyond. Employees have been included in the arts, as well, via an Employee Enrichment Program. Community partners include organizations such as the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace. Halekulani Corporation was nominated for the BCA 10 by the Hawaii Arts Alliance.

 

Success Story here.

 

 

Houston Methodist, Houston, TX

Houston Methodist is a healthcare organization that has been serving not just the body, but the soul since its origination in 1919. Through its one-of-a-kind Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPMAM) medical facility, it offers specialized care for the needs of performing and visual artists, serving more than 600 artists a year. Houston Methodist is the official health care provider and sponsor to the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony and the Houston Ballet. Employees’ lives are enriched through HR Arts Enrichment classes as well as opportunities to participate in annual photography exhibitions. Houston Methodist was nominated for the BCA 10 by the Houston Grand Opera Association, Inc.

 

Humana Inc., Louisville, KY

For over 40 years, Humana has seen the arts as an engine for positive impact in economic development, education, and overall quality of life. Humana prioritizes arts-health research through enlisting the support of creative economy producers as resources for advancing Humana’s Bold Goal, which aims to achieve a 20 percent improvement in public health outcomes for Louisville by 2020. Humana serves as a long-term underwriter for the Humana Festival of New American Plays by the Actors Theater of Louisville, and raises money for the Fund for the Arts, contributing over $1.2 million in 2016. Humana was nominated for the BCA 10 by IDEAS xLab and Fund for the Arts.

 

 

Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, CO

Over the past 48 years, Kaiser Permanente Colorado has been invested in the health of its community. The non-profit healthcare organization cultivates community well-being with dedicated support, creating an Arts Integrated Resource Department (AIR) to leverage the arts as a tool for improving educational and health outcomes. It led award-winning theatrical productions and initiatives touching more than 183,000 people in 2014 alone. Kaiser Permanente Colorado has benefited a variety of organizations such as the Denver Art Museum and Denver Botanic Gardens. Employees even promote the arts as a healing power through a company art board. Kaiser Permanente Colorado was nominated for the BCA 10 by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. 

 

 

Lincoln Financial Group, Radnor, PA

Lincoln Financial Group supports the arts because it believes they are truly a service to the community – shaping and inspiring young minds, transforming lives and enriching the workplace. The organization has more than 50 years of history supporting the arts, contributing to organizations such as The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the National Folk Festival. Lincoln Financial Group also houses a corporate art collection featuring over 1,000 unique works. Since 2016, the organization has given more than $23 million to arts nonprofits in key practice locations: Concord, NH; Greensboro, NC; Hartford, CT; Fort Wayne, IN; Omaha, NS; and Philadelphia, PA. Lincoln Financial Group was nominated for the BCA 10 award by ArtsGreensboro.

 

 

 

Magic Hat Brewing Company, Burlington, Vermont

Since its founding in 1994, the Magic Hat Brewing Company has cherished the arts - offering free performance spaces for local theaters and music groups and hosting fundraising events within its on-site beer tasting and art space, Artifactory. The brewery has also supported Vermont’s largest and longest running community arts event, the South End Art Hop, for nearly 25 years, contributing to attracting over 30,000 visitors to Vermont’s South End Arts District with marketing support as well as the Art Hop Ale event. Employees are encouraged to volunteer at least 8 hours on company time, with no upper limit. Magic Hat Brewing Company was nominated for the BCA 10 by the South End Arts & Business Association.

 

 

The Betsy-South Beach, Miami, FL

Since its opening in 2009, the Betsy-South Beach has viewed the arts as a central unifier. The Betsy-South Beach has partnered with more than 200 arts organizations and sponsored thousands of events, many of which employees have been given free tickets to attend. As a two-time recipient of the Knight Foundation Art Challenge Grant, it has a national reputation for creating and presenting major cultural programs such as The Betsy’s A Capella Festival, Writers for Young Readers, TRANSART – a program that honors transgender creative voices, and Escribe Aqui/Write Here IberoAmerican Cultural Initiative. The Betsy-South Beach was nominated for the BCA 10 by the Arts & Business Council of Miami.

 

 

BCA Leadership Award Raymond J. McGuire, Global Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Citi

Raymond J. McGuire is a contemporary art collector, active arts leader and philanthropist who serves as the Global Head of Corporate & Investment banking at Citi. He gives back to the community by serving on numerous boards with organizations such as the Studio Museum in Harlem (Chairman), the De La Salle Academy (Chairman Emeritus) andthe New York Public Library (Executive Committee and Co-Chairman Nominating Committee). He is also an active member of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission, which advises Mayor de Blasio and the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs on issues affecting NYC’s cultural community.

 

 

 

BCA pARTnership AwardUNIQLO and MoMA, New York, NY

UNIQLO and The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY) – UNIQLO, the global apparel retailer, and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) share a passion for quality, innovation, and spreading the joy of art around the world. With these shared values, UNIQLO has sponsored UNIQLO Free Friday Nights since 2013, providing free access every Friday evening to the Museum’s renowned collection of modern art to more than 1.6 million visitors from around the world. In 2014, UNIQLO first launched ‘SPRZ NY’ (abbreviation for Surprise New York). The product line features ‘MoMA Special Edition’ designs which offers clothing and accessories inspired by artists from the MoMA collection such as Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Yayoi Kusama. UNIQLO continues to launch new ‘MoMA Special Edition’ designs throughout the year and sells them in UNIQLO stores and on uniqlo.com. Additionally, MoMA’s retail channels, including MoMA Design Store and store.moma.org, sell select ‘SPRZ NY’ products.

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2006 BCA 10 Winner, The Star-Telegram, Opens Minds and Hearts to the Arts in North Texas

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2006 BCA 10 Winner, The Star-Telegram, Opens Minds and Hearts to the Arts in North Texas

Amon G. Carter Sr. established The Star-Telegram, a Fort Worth, Texas based newspaper, nearly a century ago on the notion that public service is necessary for any newspaper that wants to make life better for those it serves.

 

The Star-Telegram has been supporting the arts as far back as the Texas Centennial in 1936 when Amon Carter hired noted Broadway producer, Billy Rose, to produce a 100-day extravaganza, starring Sally Rand and other famous vaudevillians of the day. The Star-Telegram underwrote $65,000 of the funds needed and led the campaign to raise the remaining balance. The organization also promoted a show that drew more than two million individuals to Fort Worth. This marked the beginning of the Casa Mañana Theatre, one of the first theaters-in-the-round in the country, that still presents professional theater performances.

 

Upon announcement of the company’s acknowledgement as a BCA 10 awardee in 2006,   

Wesley R. Turner, former President and Publisher of The Star-Telegram, cited Amon G. Carter’s beliefs and the organization’s interest in continuing this legacy. “ ‘A man cannot live off his community.  He must live with it.’  He believed that the arts improved the quality of living for all and I count it a pleasure to continue that tradition.”

 

The Star-Telegram lives up to Carter’s ideals today by offering readers feature stories about national and international arts events to pique interest, invite participation and broaden horizons.

 

The Star-Telegram’s Arts & Culture section raises awareness on issues such as the latest developments in Texas arts funding, as well as advocates for the arts at large with special writings covering North Texas’ thriving creative sector. The newspaper is a mouth piece for promoting the arts and creative economywithin North Texas with thoughtful opinion articles penned by board members and leaders from organizations such as the Texas Cultural Trust and the Texas Commission on the Arts, which shed light into the concerns of the arts community, as well as news on upcoming resources and events for artists and art lovers. The company even highlights the voices of pro-arts Texan senators, mayors and other elected officials on topics of key concern to the creative community as well.

 

However, thought leadership and news coverage are just a few of the many areas in which The Star-Telegram contributes to the local community.

 

The Star-Telegram also provides advertising to major museums and festivals to promote the activities of their groups and to celebrate cultural heritage and diversity. Among those institutions that have received complimentary advertising space and cash contributions are the Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum, Modern Arts Museum, National Cowgirl Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Arlington Museum of Art, the Main St. Arts Festival, Jazz by the Boulevard, Cinco De Mayo, Gran Fiesta Fort Worth, Mayfest, the Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering, Theatre Arlington, Creative Arts Theatre and School, UTA Theatre Arts program, UTA EXCEL program, Arlington Arts League, Dance Theatre of Arlington, Symphony Arlington, Metropolitan Classical Ballet (formerly Ballet Arlington), and Arlington Choral Society.

 

In addition, The Star-Telegram offers grant support to a plethora of arts groups in its community such as the Fort Worth Symphony, Fort Worth Opera, Texas Ballet Theatre and the Van Cliburn Foundation. 

 

Photo: Photograph of Artist, Brian Donnelly (KAWS) at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth prior to the opening of the “KAWS: Where the End Starts” exhibit. Image sourced from the Star-Telegram and Paul Moseley (pmoseley@star-telegram.com)

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