As the Artistic & Executive Director of SAY Sí, an award-winning creative youth development program for students in San Antonio, TX, I work collaboratively with a committed team to change young lives through art. At first glance, it would seem like we are simply teaching our students how to make art. But upon further inspection you'll see that we're working with our youth to develop skills in thinking and leading creatively.

Governor Rick of Michigan, accepts his Public Leadership in the Arts, Governor Arts Leadership award at the US Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in on January 24, 2014.

Community, history, and race come to the forefront in this story about the development and unveiling of a monument celebrating civil rights activist and community leader Maggie L. Walker in Richmond, Virginia. The monument, in the works for almost 20 years with efforts lead by community and political leaders is a true testament to the power of the arts bringing communities together.

What can the arts, our country’s military, and the healthcare sector learn from each other? The Americans for the Arts Google hangout addressed how these different sectors are partnering to innovate.

Randy Cohen welcomes you to the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV web pages and walks you through the resources. (1:44)

Americans for the Arts is thrilled to be co-hosting the 2014 NAMP Conference in conjunction with our local host, The City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA).

Happy New Year from all of us to our members, partners, and supporters of the arts! We enjoyed working with you in 2014, and we're looking forward to a engaging, creative, productive 2015 in partnership with all of you!

This video takes a look at the 2012 BCA award honorees as they discuss the importance of their businesses partnering with the arts.


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