Election Day is nearly here, and early voting is happening all over the country! Do you still need to make a plan to vote? Check out the Arts Action Fund ArtsVote campaign for state-by-state fact sheets that will help ensure your voice is heard at the polls!
While you’re waiting in line to vote, catch up here on content you might have missed this week including a new Member Profile, lessons learned from shifting our Diversity in Arts Leadership internships to a virtual program, evidence of the power of the arts in healthcare settings, and a PBS show on the connection between the arts and democracy featuring our President and CEO Bob Lynch. Still waiting? Check out the upcoming virtual National Arts Marketing Project Conference—registration is open now!
Member Profile: Katrina M. Daniels by Abigail Alpern Fisch
At the Lansing (MI) Art Gallery and Education Center, Katrina coordinates exhibitions and public art programming working directly with artists to increase engagment between them and the Lansing community. She is a co-founder of ARTpath, a program developed by the Gallery and the City of Lansing to bring artwork out of the traditional gallery setting and into the public realm.
Reflecting on Virtual Internships During COVID-19 by Nikki Kirk and Ami Scherson
The 28th year of Americans for the Arts’ Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) summer internship program was forced to shift gears due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though our programming was different in many ways, one thing that did not change was its impact. Here are the challenges we faced, the successes we saw, and what we learned from the re-envisioned virtual internship program.
Strengthening Healthcare Systems Through the Arts by Randy Cohen
When the arts are part of our healthcare experience, we have shorter hospital stays, less depression, and take less medication—all of which adds up to reduced healthcare costs. In recent years, there has been a growing understanding of the benefits, and prevalence, of arts in healthcare programs.
Robert L. Lynch and Americans for the Arts Featured in New Episode of PBS’s “Craft in America” Focused on Democracy
“Craft in America: DEMOCRACY” explores how the interaction between government and the arts inspires our lives, fuels the creative economy, and protects our multicultural heritage. The episode, featuring reflections on the many ways craft is part of the fabric of our country, premiered digitally this week and is available to stream now in advance of the Dec. 11 broadcast premiere.
Registration is now open for the (virtual) National Arts Marketing Project Conference Dec. 7 & 8, 2020
Many arts and culture organizations have been shifting and changing the ways they are delivering content, engaging communities, and inviting audiences to participate with them through different platforms. Who could have predicted the methods and strategies that have been activated in such a short and stressful time? And the only constant ahead is more change. The new virtual National Arts Marketing Project Conference will provide ideas and tactics, strategies and inspiration to set the groundwork for surviving and thriving in the next 18-24 months. Join us as we explore the road ahead for arts marketing in 2021 and beyond.
Photo of artist Isiah Lattimore painting his mural of George Floyd in Lansing, Michigan provided by Katrina M. Daniels.