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2005 Press Releases

12.07.05: Association of Performing Arts Presenters' 49th Annual Members Conference to Convene Under the Theme "Creative Change. Global Exchange."
New York, NY - December 2005 - Early next year, over 4,000 performing arts professionals from around the world will assemble in New York for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters' (Arts Presenters) 49th Annual Members Conference. The Members Conference includes four days of workshops, panel discussions, a Resource Room with over 350 exhibitors, and more than 1,200 live performances in venues throughout the city. The Members Conference - taking place January 20-24, 2006, at the Hilton New York and Towers - is the largest event of its kind in the performing arts anywhere in the world.

11.17.05: Conference Committee Maintains Current Funding Level for Arts in Education Programs
WASHINGTON - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is pleased by the passage of $35.6 million for the Department of Education's Arts in Education programs approved by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives conference committee on Wednesday, November 16. This funding was included as part of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bill and maintains the current funding level for Arts in Education programs.

10.28.05: U.S. Senate Restores Funding to Arts in Education Programs
WASHINGTON - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is thrilled by the passage of $35.7 million for the Department of Education's Arts in Education programs by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, October 27. This funding represents a $100,000 increase over last year's funding level and was part of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bill.

09.29.05: Arts Presenters Releases White Paper on Accessibility and the Performing Arts
WASHINGTON - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) today released its first white paper on accessibility and the performing arts - Beyond the Ramp: Accessibility as an Organizational Asset, by Johanna Misey Boyer. The new publication, funded by MetLife Foundation, furthers the national dialogue on increasing cultural opportunities for people with disabilities and older adults. This population of audience-goers and artists is a growing area of importance for performing arts organizations.

08.18.05: Arts Presenters Awards $380,000 to Support Ensemble Theatre Collaborations
Results of First National Grants Competition Announced

WASHINGTON - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) awarded today 12 grants totaling $380,000 to ensemble theatres and performing arts presenting organizations. These Ensemble Theatre Collaborations project grants, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, support the creation, production and presentation of the leading ensemble theatre work in the country.

07.27.05: NEA Secures Increase in Final FY06 Appropriations Bill
WASHINGTON - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) heralds a $4.4 million increase to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) by the U.S. Congress in the final Interior Appropriations bill for the 2006 federal fiscal year, beginning October 1, 2005. The bill includes a total of $125.6 million for the NEA and now awaits the president's approval and signature.

06.29.05: U.S. Senate Approves $5 Million Increase for NEA
WASHINGTON -The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is thrilled by U.S. Senate approval to increase funding to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) by $5 million. This senatorial decision was part of the passage of the FY 2006 Interior Appropriations bill (H.R. 2361).

05.19.05: U.S. House Approves $10 Million Increase for NEA; Two Amendments to Decrease NEA Funds Defeated
WASHINGTON - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is delighted with the adoption of an amendment to increase funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) by $10 million. The amendment, sponsored by Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Christopher Shays (R-CT), Norm Dicks (D-WA), Jim Leach (R-IA) and David Price (D-NC), was part of the passage of the FY 2006 Interior Appropriations bill (H.R. 2361).

02.01.05: Arts Presenters Announces Book on New Ideas in Arts Evaluation
WASHINGTON—The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) today released its first book in four years - Singing Our Praises, by Suzanne Callahan. The new publication, funded by The Wallace Foundation, enhances the national dialogue on a growing trend in the performing arts focused on larger collaborations between arts presenters, agents and artists in evaluating performance projects, commonly known as “participatory evaluation.”

01.11.05: Global Performing Arts Industry Event Comes to Close with Renewed Passion, Energy and Commitment to Global Exchange
NEW YORK—The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) closes its 48th Annual Members Conference today, with more than 4,000 delegates, represented by 48 U.S. states and 19 different countries. Performing arts professionals have converged on New York City for four-days of workshops, events and more than 1,200 free performances. Closing Plenary speaker Molly Smith, Artistic Director of Arena Stage in Washington, DC, closed the Conference with a spirited discussion on the state of the performing arts, civic participation and the future of theater in America.

01.10.05: Leaders in the Arts Honored at the Arts Presenters Members Conference
NEW YORK—The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) recognized leaders in the arts today at the 48th Annual Members Conference. Recipients of awards included legendary choreographer Paul Taylor, Ruth Felt of San Francisco Performances, The Wallace Foundation, The Kentucky Center and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. The Awards Ceremony & Luncheon featured special remarks by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and was hosted by Sir James Galway.

01.08.05: Performing Arts Professionals Gather for the Year's Largest Industry Event on the Globe
NEW YORK—More than 3,700 performing arts professionals have converged on New York City for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) 48th Annual Members Conference, four-days of workshops, events and more than 1,200 free performances throughout the city. The Conference was opened by internationally celebrated physician and writer Dr. Oliver Sacks, who encouraged delegates to recognize the link between creativity and the arts as they meet and plan this week.

01.04.05: Industry Leader Increases Access to the Performing Arts; Launches New Inside Arts Website
WASHINGTON - For the first time, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is expanding access to the resources of the performing arts field with its launch of www.insidearts.org, the website for its industry-leading magazine, Inside Arts, a bimonthly publication that explores issues critical to the performing arts. The new website offers industry resources never before made available to the general public in an attempt to broaden access to the performing arts.

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