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You may already know that the National Endowment for the Arts supports the 50 state arts agencies, but did you know the agency also supports the work of the arts agencies in U.S. jurisdictions, such as Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico, but also the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa? Like its sister arts agencies across the U.S., the American Samoa Council on Arts, Culture, and the Humanities (ASCACH) has its own unique take on the arts, developed in response to the needs of its community.
Some recent news stories have captured the economic draw of the performing arts—going so far as to compare the sector favorably with sports. For instance, a November 19 headline in The Wall Street Journal proclaims: “Concerts Are New Arenas’ Main Attraction, Rather Than Sports.”
The corporate sponsors of a marketing study called “The Infinite Dial” describe it as “the longest-running survey of digital media consumer behavior in America.” The 2019 survey report, which Edison Research and Triton Digital released earlier this year, focuses largely on podcasting, social media, smart speakers, and online audio content. However, it does number audiobook-listening among other digital behaviors.
Freemuse, PEN America, Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights and David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression hosted an expert meeting in New York.
The public is invited to the 198th meeting of the National Council on the Arts, which takes place on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 9:30 AM to noon ET at the Phillips Collection, located at 1600 21st St NW in Washington, DC.
This summer, while the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) closed its doors to complete its $450-million overhaul, its frontline staff received some crucial training. In three-hour workshops, employees from the divisions of visitor engagement, security, retail, and other public-facing sectors learned how to better serve museumgoers with disabilities.