Tag Archives: Kennedy Center

Kevin Spacey on Crucial Impact of the Arts

As part of Arts Advocacy Day 2011 in Washington, actor Kevin Spacey gave the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy at the Kennedy Center.  Below is an excerpt from his speech, in which he quoted President John F. … Continue reading

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Remembering Edward Kennedy (1932-2009)

The following is a statement from Robert Lynch, the President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, on Senator Kennedy’s dedication to the arts (originally posted on ARTSblog): Senator Edward M. Kennedy was a titan for the arts, and I … Continue reading

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Arts Organizations are Businesses, Too

Two weeks ago, I wrote about Arts in Crisis, the new initiative at the Kennedy Center that offers free advice to struggling performing arts organizations. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, William Triplett spoke with Michael Kaiser, president of … Continue reading

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Arts in Crisis, Kennedy Center to the Rescue

At a time when arts organizations are suffering from shrinking income and audiences, another organization – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – is reaching out to provide free assistance. The program, Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy … Continue reading

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Secretary of Arts? Sign the Petition.

An article in yesterday’s Washington Post discusses the momentum building around an online petition in support of a Cabinet-level arts czar.  The petition was inspired by music producer and composer Quincy Jones’s call to President-elect Obama to establish a secretary … Continue reading

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