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Arts Education: Ten Things to Remember from 2014 I can now affirmatively say that I have been at Americans for the Arts for over a year! Woohoo! …And what a year it has been. Each month the Arts Education Advisory Council of Americans for the Arts has a monthly call. In December, we sat on […]

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A Million and Change: the Value of 378 Business Volunteers for the Arts® Consultants. Imagine what we could do with even more. Nearly 40 years after its founding by the Arts & Business Council in 1975, the Business Volunteers for the Arts® network is holding strong, according to the 2014 BVA survey results. Business Volunteers […]

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Reflections for the New Year… “Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” ~ Margaret J. Wheatley As we approach the final days of 2014, it’s natural and important to stop and reflect on the accomplishments of the year. But we are quicker to think […]

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Arts Mean Business Forum Highlights from Miami Arts Week The 2014 edition of Art Basel week this December in Miami featured the perfect marriage of arts and business. Beyond the dozens of satellite fairs and thousands of gallery booths catering to collectors, Miami Art Week offered a far more compelling benefit for businesses eager to court […]

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Looking Back: 7 effective arts and business pARTnerships this year for increasing brand recognition The era of relying on logos and catch phrases to cultivate strong brands is over. Our 21st century, tech-saturated lives require more from companies to capture our attention. The demand for more creative branding is growing. Consumers more and more respond […]

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Year-end Washington Policy Decisions Affecting the Arts; What are the Most Likely Possibilities? You might be wondering what is happening in Congress as the lights twinkle towards year-end. You might be seeing pictures of ducks, a tribute to the current, post-election session that’s termed “lame-duck.” All the while, retiring and defeated members of Congress take […]

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What’s volunteerism anyway? A recap of ABCNY’s Arts Volunteer Fair The Wix Lounge, an impressive space for communal offices in Chelsea, Manhattan, is usually bustling with young tech entrepreneurs, artists, and freelance professionals. On Tuesday, November 18th, the Arts & Business Council of New York transformed the space into a new community: a networking event […]

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The Power of the Arts to Affect Change One of the most gratifying things about working at the Mesa Arts Center is the opportunity to partner with local arts organizations, artists, and educators, help present their work, and bring it to the attention of our patrons. These partnerships come in all shapes and sizes, with […]

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Elias Gross: Before and After National Arts Marketing Project Conference (NAMPC) 2014 Submitted before Americans for the Arts’ National Arts Marketing Project Conference (NAMPC) on Nov. 6, 2014: As an Atlanta (well, just north of Atlanta) native, I’m beyond thrilled that the National Arts Marketing Conference let out a hearty “it’s fall, y’all!” and headed […]

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Beauty and the “We” “Our experience of the beautiful in the recognition of models that make world and community is restricted to the moment when these worlds and communities present themselves explicitly as the plural” – Gianni Vattimo “We is not the plural of I” – Emmanuel Levinas Beauty and the We. Beauty as an […]

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