“The arts and culture are the heartbeat of a country. And if you don’t invest in them the country dies.” - Lonnie Bunch, Founding Director, Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture
You know that an investment in the arts is an investment worth making. At Americans for the Arts, we are proud of our work to amplify the voice arts leaders to help advance the arts and arts education nationwide. That’s why we are pleased to present the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy each year, for free and to the public.
But this program isn’t really free. We need you to help make this program, and others like it, a reality.
With your help, Americans for the Arts works every day to strengthen the voices of arts supporters like you by providing research, training and tools for administrators, educators, advocates, and supporters across the country.
“The arts are a unifier and, Lord have mercy, do we need things to bring us together.” - Richard D. Parsons, Board Member, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and Board Chairman, The Rockefeller Foundation
Whether or not you could join us on March 12 for the Nancy Hanks Lecture, we hope you're inspired by the words of Lonnie Bunch and Richard Parsons.
Please join us today in our work to bring all the arts to all the people.