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2006 Press Releases

12.15.06: Arts Presenters Announces 50th Anniversary Conference Focused on the Future of the Performing Arts WASHINGTON - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) announced the details of its 50th Annual Members Conference, which will take place in New York City from January 19 - 23, 2007. The Conference, themed "Presenting America: Perspectives and Dialogue," will be attended by 4,200 individuals from all 50 states and more than 25 different countries who work in the performing arts. The Conference is known around the globe for its more than 1,000 performances in locations all over New York City and lively exhibit hall with more than 350 artist management firms and agenices.

11.07.06: Arts Presenters Announces Nearly $16,000 in Theatre Travel Grants Across the U.S.
WASHINGTON - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) recently awarded grants totaling $448,175 to 15 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 leading ensemble theatre work in the country.

10.02.06: Arts Presenters Awards $448,175 to Support Ensemble Theatre Collaborations
WASHINGTON - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) recently awarded grants totaling $448,175 to 15 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 leading ensemble theatre work in the country.

09.29.06: Congress Passes Bill Making Performing Arts Centers Eligible for FEMA Relief
WASHINGTON - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is celebrating Congress’s approval today of a new Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) funding policy for performing arts centers in times of national disaster. The new language is part of the FY07 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill (H.R. 5441).

05.22.06: Arts Presenters Announces Winners of the Ensemble Theatre Travel Subsidy Grants
WASHINGTON - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) awarded 12 grants totaling $13,733 to support producing theatres, performing arts presenters, and independent ensemble theatre companies. The Ensemble Theatre Travel Subsidy Grants are supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

05.18.06: U.S. House Approves $5 Million Increase for NEA; One Amendment to Decrease NEA Funds Defeated
WASHINGTON - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is thrilled with the adoption of an amendment to increase funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) by $5 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 2007 Interior Appropriations bill (H.R. 5386).

05.03.06: Arts Presenters Announces The Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program
WASHINGTON - Today the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) launched The Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program to strengthen the arts on campuses. Six to twelve colleges or universities will be awarded grants ranging from $50,000-$200,000 each for one- to two-year projects beginning in 2007. The Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program is funded through a $1.5 million grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

04.04.06: Arts Presenters, Yo-Yo Ma and Microsoft Call on Congress for Visa Reform
WASHINGTON - Arts Presenters President/CEO Sandra Gibson and world-renowned musician, Yo-Yo Ma, testified on visa challenges in the performing arts as part of the U.S. House of Representatives Government Reform Committee's hearing on balancing security and openness in the visa process.

03.29.06: NEA Chairman Testifies before U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior
WASHINGTON - Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), testified today before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies. Gioia presented President Bush's Fiscal Year 2007 budget request of $124.4 million, which represents level funding from last year's budget.

03.28.06: Arts Presenters, Yo-Yo Ma and Microsoft to Testify in U.S. House about Visa Challenges
WASHINGTON - Arts Presenters President/CEO Sandra Gibson and world-renowned musician, Yo-Yo Ma, will testify on the impact of visa challenges in the performing arts as part of the U.S. House of Representatives Government Reform Committee's hearing on balancing security and openness in the visa process. Representatives from Microsoft, the U.S. State Department, Government Accountability Office, Association of Equipment Manufacturers and Ingersoll-Rand will also testify at the April 4, 2006 hearing.

03.01.06: Arts Presenters Members in LA, MS and TX Awarded Gulf Coast Relief Grants
WASHINGTON - Six member organizations of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) were awarded $127,700 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of a hurricane relief effort by the federal agency.

01.24.06: International Performing Arts Event Concludes with Inspiring Call to Action
New York, NY—January 24, 2006—The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) Members Conference concluded today. This was the most successful Conference to date, drawing over 4,200 delegates from 23 countries. The Conference theme,"Creative Change. Global Exchange," focused attention on issues of cultural diplomacy and exchange, and the potential of the performing arts to influence the larger realms of culture, society, and politics.

01.23.06: Leaders in the Performing Arts Honored at Arts Presenters Conference
New York, NY - January 23, 2006 - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) honored leaders in the industry today at the Awards Ceremony at the 49th Annual Members Conference. Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, was the Master of Ceremonies. The Arts Presenters Conference is the largest event in the world for the performing arts industry; this year' s Conference has drawn over 4,200 delegates - presenters, artists, agents, and managers - from 23 countries.

01.21.06: World's Largest Event in the Performing Arts Industry Underway in New York City
New York, NY - January 21, 2006- More than 4,000 performing arts professionals from 23 countries have arrived at the Hilton New York and Towers for the 49th Annual Arts Presenters Members Conference, four days of panel discussions, artist workshops, and more than 1000 live performances. Renowned artist and activist Harry Belafonte kicked off the Conference as the opening plenary speaker, reminding delegates of the responsibility of the performing arts community to provide a voice for those who do not.

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