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Two New Research Studies Highlight Challenges and Opportunities in the Arts Sector

Two New Research Studies Highlight Challenges and Opportunities in the Arts Sector
Two very different research studies were released recently, providing different perspectives on the health of the arts economy and its future vitality. Americans for the Arts announced the findings of its National Arts Index on the health of the arts sector and Heritage Travel Inc. announced its ... Read More »

Save America's Treasures Awards $9.5 Million in Preservation Grants

Save America's Treasures Awards $9.5 Million in Preservation Grants
The last column from the ruins of the World Trade Center honored both the rescuers and those who had perished. Corrosion threatens its future, as well as the fading iron gall ink of the less imposing 18th century Friendly Association Papers. These Quaker documents are a rare window on an ... Read More »

First Lady Michelle Obama Presents 2009 Coming Up Taller Awards at White House Ceremony

“That's what these Coming Up Taller Awards are all about. You ask our young people to dream, and you give them the tools to fulfill those dreams. You affirm that their contributions are valuable, and their success matters to all of us.“--First Lady Michelle Obama, Coming Up Taller ceremony ... Read More »

President Obama Appoints Members to Serve on the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities

President Barack Obama appointed 25 members to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, who will join PCAH Co-Chairs George Stevens, Jr. and Margo Lion and Vice-Chair Mary Schmidt Campbell, who were appointed earlier. Its members also include twelve federal members whose agencies ... Read More »

Co-Chairman Margo Lion Helps Kick-Off Lights on After School

President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) Co-Chairman Margo Lion joined Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other officials in a national kick-off for the Lights On Afterschool annual celebration. With more than 7,500 communities participating from across the nation, Lights On ... Read More »