ArtsUSA.org Blog

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What are critical success factors for arts schools today? We are currently notifying the 2014 ASN Exemplary School applicants of their designation status. During our process, we conduct a peer review of the schools’ self-evaluations based on “A Guide to Assessing Your Arts School.” Here, we share some interesting information on our criteria as well […]

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ArtsUSA.org Blog

Now You Can Build a Winning Website Whew! That was quite the blog salon – information-rich and engaging, just like a good website should be. Thanks for coming along with us as we shared some of the knowledge we learned during the recent overhaul of AmericansForTheArts.org. From start to finish, we covered everything you’ll need […]

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ArtsUSA.org Blog

Kick Your Content Up a Notch with Multimedia Earlier in this blog salon, we discussed the ten ways you could improve the website you already have, as well as the ways you could  create engaging content for your website. In both of those posts, we briefly highlighted the use of multimedia – graphics, video, animation, […]

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Getting Buy-In for Your Website Redesign Most projects start with the need to address a deficit, and redesigning a website is no exception. Your current website may not be serving your visitor’s needs, the content might read like a brochure or look dated, the layout of the site may make it hard to find the […]

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Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck: Leveraging the Four-Day Residency Funders are increasingly skeptical of the impact that a short-term interaction with an artist has on students, especially those who may count those four hours as their only arts experience for the year. But despair not! There are ways to make the most of […]

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Access for All – But Make Sure You Have the Facts to Back It Up If a Local Arts Agency (LAA) doesn’t produce plays or present concerts or mount exhibitions or offer classes, why does a community need an LAA? Why does your LAA need your support? A fundamental part of an LAA’s role in the […]

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Turnaround Arts and Why It Works Here is a recipe for success. Take a failing elementary school, invest time and treasure in professional development, help them develop a strategic plan; assist them in maximizing their budget with expert technical assistance. Bring in the non-profit arts providers, credentialed specialists, teaching artists, universities, the local community, and […]

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Banking on Business Support for the Arts This interview with Adolfo Henriques by Laura Bruney and Etain Connor of the Arts & Business Council of Miami was originally published May 6, 2014 on their blog, www.artsbizmiami.org/ArtsBizBlo. Sitting on the 8th floor of the Gibraltar Bank offices, we are first struck by the incredible views of […]

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Is there a future for arts education? “The arts are under attack!”  We hear this cry on a consistent basis as state and local governments wrestle with priorities to balance budgets.  The arts always seem to be the first on the chopping block.  Detroit continues to face seemingly insurmountable challenges, and one of the suggestions […]

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Developing Mutually Beneficial Partnerships Between Arts and Business In addition to measuring the dollars spent by businesses in support of the arts, as well as the types of companies doing the supporting, the 2013 BCA Survey of Business Support for the Arts delved into the motivations and goals of businesses when considering partnerships with the […]

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