Dear Americans for the Arts Members,


It’s hard to believe we are just three days away from the official first day of summer. Many of our staff members are returning from last week’s #AFTACON in the Twin Cities and are hitting the ground running. Personally, my favorite part of our conferences are the opportunity that I have to get to meet all of you. I’m bringing you a round-up of what we have going on in the second half of June on ArtsU. Remember, all of this great stuff is free to you as a member benefit, so register for as much as you would like!


June 2019 Membership Briefing: Introducing the NEW pARTnership Movement

Thursday, June 20 @ 3:00PM EDT

Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! For June, we will be joined by Jessica Stern, Private Sector Initiatives Program Manager with Americans for the Arts. We’ll get a special preview of the soon-to-be launched redesigned pARTnership Movement website. The pARTnership Movement is a program and online platform of Americans for the Arts that demonstrates that by partnering with the arts businesses can gain a competitive edge. Join us to get a tour of the new features and resources that will be available to help strengthen your business partnerships.


Best Practices for Public Art Commissions

Friday, June 21 @ 3:00PM EDT

In 2016, the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Advisory Council launched a series of best practices for the commissioning of public art projects to provide a nationally accepted set of standards and guidelines for the development and implementation of public art projects. Three years later, The PAN Council is currently updating and reviewing the best practices and are looking for feedback from the field. Join PAN Council representatives to review recent edits and provide insight for the updated Best Practices for Public Art Commissions.


Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat: Marketing Support for Artists

Wednesday, June 26 @ 1:00PM EDT

Each month, we bring you a new topic to support your work with artists. Our topic for June answers the question, what marketing skills do artists need to thrive? Join Ceylon Mitchell, Musician and Owner/Director of M3 Music Media Marketing, as he discusses strategies to start, manage, and grow a business for an individual artist. Learn tips about how you can support musicians and other artists in their journey of growing their recognition and business.


Federal Funding for Arts in Transit & Transportation Update

Wednesday, June 26 @ 3:00PM EDT

On December 4, 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. No. 114-94) was signed into law which provides a long-term funding certainty for surface transportation infrastructure planning and investment. Unfortunately, the FAST Act also established a prohibition for use of FTA funds for art in transit projects, disrupting a long standing and highly lauded national tradition. The 2015 prohibitions remove local control from transit authorities and reverses nearly over 100 years of systemic enhancement of our transit systems to the detriment of communities across the U.S. In this webinar, hear from Americans for the Arts staff as they outline the history and impact of this issue and highlight how you can advocate for the return of federal funding for arts in transit projects.


Yours in Learning,




Cristyn Johnson

Local Arts Advancement Program Manager                         
Americans for the Arts

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