Arts Institutions

Local Arts Network

The Local Arts Network is the Americans for the Arts resource nationally for arts councils. You must be a member of Americans for the Arts to access these resources.

The Arts Mean Business

Op-Ed Article By Jerry Kern, Councilperson, City of Oceanside Most people don’t think of me as an “artsy” type of guy, despite my wife’s best efforts. However, I do appreciate and understand the arts from an economic perspective. From revitalizing neighborhoods to attracting tourists, the creative arts have a long-standing history in economic development. They […]

10 Reasons to Support the Arts

Presented by Americans for the Arts Action Fund 10 Reasons to Support the Arts Arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us – fostering creativity, excellence, and beauty. The arts help us express our values, build bridges between cultures, and bring us together regardless of ethnicity, religion, or age. Arts improve academic performance. Students […]

Who Benefits from Arts and Cultural Districts?

By Erinn Roos-Brown, Blogging Fellow June 13, 2013 Many arts districts are centers of economic development. But who benefits more from these cultural hubs — the arts community or local government? The Paseo in Oklahoma City is one example of the many arts and cultural districts contributing to economic development in urban centers. Is there […]

Collective Impact

by John Kania & Mark Kramer Stanford Social Innovation Review access article here