The October issue of Senza Sordino featured an article by Randy Cohen, Vice President of Policy and Research for Americans for the Arts, as well as information on Mr. Cohen’s presentation at the 2008 ICSOM Conference. A link to Mr. Cohen’s PowerPoint presentation can now be found on the ICSOM website at www.icsom.org/conferences/2008.
Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With 45 years of service, Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
As part of our exciting new partnership, we are now able to offer Advocate membership in the Americans for the Arts Action Fund at no charge, as a benefit of ICSOM membership. Here’s how their website describes it: “Members of the Arts Action Fund want the arts to be within the grasp of all Americans. Your membership helps to advance the arts both locally and nationally by supporting pro-arts candidates and giving the arts a voice.”
At this time of economic uncertainty, it is more important than ever that the musicians of ICSOM be advocates as well as performers. The work that the Arts Action Fund is doing to communicate a positive message about the future of the arts in America is outstanding, and we are proud to join with them in this cause. You can learn more about Americans for the Arts at www.AmericansForTheArts.org and about the Arts Action Fund at www.ArtsActionFund.org.
Your orchestra’s ICSOM delegate should have all of the information you need to join the Arts Action Fund. It is literally as easy as a clicking on a link in an e-mail. Should more information be needed, please ask your delegate to contact a member of the ICSOM Governing Board.
We hope that you all will take advantage of this free benefit offered to ICSOM musicians by joining the Arts Action Fund.
The Americans for the Arts Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) non-profit membership organization created by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Launched on October 4, 2004, the Arts Action Fund seeks to engage citizens in education and advocacy in support of the arts and arts education.