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Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. We believe that engaging in the arts builds critical skills—collaboration, flexibility, imagination, and innovation—that are essential to our nation’s future and to success in school, in work, and in life.Our goal is to ensure that every American has access to high quality and lifelong learning experiences in the arts, and that the arts are integrated into the fabric of every American community.
To fulfill our vision, Americans for the Arts focuses on four key areas:
- We advocate for access to and funding for the arts and arts education;
- We conduct research and disseminate information on how the arts impact our communities;
- We train leaders and provide resources for arts professionals and community leaders;
- We raise public awareness of the value of the arts and arts education.
Over the last 53 years, we have accomplished so much—advocated for the successful restoration of $24.6 million in federal funding for arts education and $50 million to support jobs in the arts during the Great Recession, created the first economic impact studies of the arts, and established the first network for Emerging Arts Leaders—but there is much more to do. Show your support for our cause and make your gift to Americans for the Arts today. Every gift has an impact and brings us one step closer to our goal of building a stronger America through the arts.