Arts Advocacy

Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With more than 40 years of service, we are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Our podcast feed includes podcasts of our events and workshops.

  • Artcast 14: Art Experiences from 2008

    Posted: Mon, 06 Jan 2009 11:00:00 -0500

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    Bob Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, discusses his most memorable art experiences of 2008 including the Writer’s Almanac, Louise Nevelson, Craig Nutt, Wynton Marsalis, and Jeff Koons.
  • Artcast 13: Seasons Greetings to the Arts Community

    Posted: Mon, 23 Dec 2008 11:00:00 -0500

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    Bob Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, wishes a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year to all the people who have worked this year to create, enjoy, and support the arts in our country and around the globe.
  • ArtCast 5: Good Leadership: From Military Generals to Emerging Arts Leaders

    Posted: Wed, 09 Jun 2008 11:38:00 -0500

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    In this Podcast, Bob Lynch—President and CEO of Americans for the Arts—discusses the range of leadership skills that are most valued by the nonprofit arts field. His discussion moves from a meeting with former military generals to the Emerging Leaders program at Americans for the Arts.
  • ArtCast 4: ArtsVote and the 2008 Presidential Primaries

    Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 2:38:00 -0500

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    In this month’s ArtCast, Bob Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, discusses the organization’s work toward the 2008 presidential primaries and election. Find out how Americans for the Arts is focusing its efforts to impact the dialogue of the presidential primaries, including the creation of a new arts position issue brief for all the presidential candidates.
  • Mathew Gross

    Posted: Mon, 06 Aug 2007 2:38:00 -0500

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    Public Advocacy Innovator: Mathew Gross “rewrote the rules of presidential politics” and “put blogging at the center of the Democrats’ nominating campaign” when he launched the first presidential campaign weblog for Howard Dean.
  • Mark Brewer

    Posted: Mon, 06 Aug 2007 2:38:00 -0500

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    Private Sector Innovator: Mark Brewer is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Foundation of Central Florida, Inc.
  • Rha Goddess

    Posted: Mon, 06 Aug 2007 2:38:00 -0500

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    Emerging Leadership Innovator: Her work, combining vibrant images, linguistic brilliance, hip-hop rhythms, and unflappable honesty, has been internationally featured in several compilations, forums, and festivals.
  • Diane Swonk

    Posted: Thur, 26 Jul 2007 12:38:00 -0500

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    Arts and Economic Prosperity III Chicago Press Conference
  • Lois Weisberg

    Posted: Thur, 26 Jul 2007 12:38:00 -0500

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    Arts and Economic Prosperity III Chicago Press Conference
  • Jonathan Fanton

    Posted: Thur, 26 Jul 2007 12:38:00 -0500

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    Arts and Economic Prosperity III Chicago Press Conference
  • Robert L. Lynch

    Posted: Thur, 26 Jul 2007 12:38:00 -0500

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    Arts and Economic Prosperity III Chicago Press Conference
  • Annual Convention 2007: Christopher Gates

    Posted: Thur, 26 Jul 2007 12:38:00 -0500

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    Civic Engagement Innovator: Christopher Gates is executive director of PACE, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement, a new organization founded to bring attention to issues of civic engagement and to encourage the philanthropic community to make civic engagement a part of their funding priorities.
  • ARTcast: Episode 2

    Posted: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 12:35:00 -0500

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    ARTcast takes a look at news affecting the arts around the country, as well as those who are shaping the landscape of the arts in America.
  • Annual Convention 2007: Sir Ken Robinson

    Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 12:35:00 -0500

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    Arts Education Innovator: As the movement gains some traction and the funding community continues to pay attention, join this conversation that will set the agenda for the next five years of arts integration work.
  • Annual Convention 2007: Lyn Heward

    Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 12:30:00 -0500

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    In this talk Lyn goes behind the scenes of this global enterprise to explore the nature of creativity and innovation. She provides practical suggestions as well as the inspiration to find and develop the creative spark that lives within us all.
  • ARTcast: Episode 1

    Posted: Fri, 11 May 2007 12:30:00 -0500

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    Welcome to the launch of ArtCast. ARTcast takes a look at news affecting the arts around the country, as well as those who are shaping the landscape of the arts in America. It is a feature of the Americans for the Arts Blog, .
  • Arts Advocacy Day 2007: Congressional Arts Breakfast: Louise Slaughter

    Posted: Tues, 13 Mar 2007 12:30:00 -0500

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    Arts Advocacy Day was officially kicked off at a Congressional Arts Breakfast on Capitol Hill, organized by Americans for the Arts in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus. The Congressional Arts Breakfast featured brief talks by Members of Congress and celebrity guests.
  • Arts Advocacy Day 2007: Congressional Arts Breakfast: Norm Dicks

    Posted: Tues, 13 Mar 2007 12:30:00 -0500

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    Arts Advocacy Day was officially kicked off at a Congressional Arts Breakfast on Capitol Hill, organized by Americans for the Arts in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus. The Congressional Arts Breakfast featured brief talks by Members of Congress and celebrity guests.
  • Arts Advocacy Day 2007: Congressional Arts Breakfast: John Lewis

    Posted: Tues, 13 Mar 2007 12:30:00 -0500

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    Arts Advocacy Day was officially kicked off at a Congressional Arts Breakfast on Capitol Hill, organized by Americans for the Arts in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus. The Congressional Arts Breakfast featured brief talks by Members of Congress and celebrity guests.
  • Arts Advocacy Day 2007: Congressional Arts Breakfast: Dana Gioia

    Posted: Tues, 13 Mar 2007 12:30:00 -0500

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    Arts Advocacy Day was officially kicked off at a Congressional Arts Breakfast on Capitol Hill, organized by Americans for the Arts in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus. The Congressional Arts Breakfast featured brief talks by Members of Congress and celebrity guests.
  • Arts Advocacy Day 2007: Congressional Arts Breakfast: Wynton Marsalis

    Posted: Tues, 13 Mar 2007 12:30:00 -0500

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    Arts Advocacy Day was officially kicked off at a Congressional Arts Breakfast on Capitol Hill, organized by Americans for the Arts in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus. The Congressional Arts Breakfast featured brief talks by Members of Congress and celebrity guests.
  • Arts Advocacy Day 2007: Congressional Arts Breakfast: Shelia C. Johnson

    Posted: Tues, 13 Mar 2007 12:30:00 -0500

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    Arts Advocacy Day was officially kicked off at a Congressional Arts Breakfast on Capitol Hill, organized by Americans for the Arts in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus. The Congressional Arts Breakfast featured brief talks by Members of Congress and celebrity guests.
  • Arts Advocacy Day 2007: Congressional Arts Breakfast: Jane Powell

    Posted: Tues, 13 Mar 2007 12:30:00 -0500

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    Arts Advocacy Day was officially kicked off at a Congressional Arts Breakfast on Capitol Hill, organized by Americans for the Arts in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus. The Congressional Arts Breakfast featured brief talks by Members of Congress and celebrity guests.
  • Arts Advocacy Day 2007: Congressional Arts Breakfast: Chris Klein

    Posted: Tues, 13 Mar 2007 12:30:00 -0500

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    Arts Advocacy Day was officially kicked off at a Congressional Arts Breakfast on Capitol Hill, organized by Americans for the Arts in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus. The Congressional Arts Breakfast featured brief talks by Members of Congress and celebrity guests.
  • 20th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy

    Posted: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 11:30:00 -0500

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    On the eve of Arts Advocacy Day, veteran broadcast journalist and Chairman of the Board of The MacDowell Colony, Robert MacNeil, delivered Americans for the Arts’ 2007 Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy to a capacity crowd in the Concert Hall of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. MacNeil’s speech is titled “Out of the Disenlightenment”.

19th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy

Posted: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 11:30:00 -0500

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