Americans for the Arts is in the midst of celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month, held every October. The event is described as the largest annual celebration of the arts and humanities in the nation; President Obama’s official proclamation for National Arts and Humanities Month can be viewed at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Proclamation-National-Arts-and-Humanities-Month-2009/; a YouTube video public service announcement from Americans for the Arts and Ovation TV can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBktWkaz_Pc;
and proclamations from public officials about NAHM can be read at http://www.americansforthearts.org/get_involved/advocacy/nahm/visibility_009.asp. One can also follow events during National Arts and Humanities Month via Twitter or Facebook. The nonprofit organization Americans for the Arts, created in 1996, works to promote public appreciation of the value of the arts, foster livable communities where the arts can thrive, and generate more resources for the arts and arts education.
Posted October 14, 2009