Americans for the Arts recently announced Transforming America’s Communities Through the Arts, an initiative designed to increase understanding of the value of the arts and investment in the arts.
The initiative outlines cohesive messaging and programming related to promoting the transformative role the arts play in building better lives, communities, and workplaces.
Transforming Americas Communities Through the Arts works in tandem with the release of Americans for the Arts’ 2015-2017 Strategic Plan and will guide us over the next 3 years to accomplish the goals laid out in the plan.
Below are some, though not all, of the programs that will align with the initiative:
pARTnership Movement Monographs and Convenings: Over the next two years we’ll host a series of convenings around the country to highlight the value of arts and business partnerships. These will coincide with a series of 8 monographs, each based on one of the 8 reasons to partner with the arts. With this project we hope to reach more of you in person in local communities to share success stories and best practices for partnering with the arts.
Strategic Partnerships: Americans for the Arts’ has a number of strategic partnerships in the corporate and foundation world, with whom we work to spread the message that the arts can build capacity and competitive advantage in other sectors, and to give the arts a place at the table at large, private sector convenings.
BCA Survey of Business Support for the Arts: This survey is the nation’s largest of its kind, delving beyond pure numbers into the motivations behind and goals of business partnerships with the arts. The survey is released every 3 years, and the next will be released in 2016.
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