ARTS & HUMANITIES
– According to the Southern Methodist University’s National Center for Arts Research’s third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV area is the most arts vibrant “large community” among areas with a population of 1 million or more. The Arts Vibrancy Index examines the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. (SMU, 4/24)
The DC Metro Division is a thriving hub of arts activity that is home to several of the nation’s arts service organizations including Americans for the Arts, Chorus America, and Dance/USA. Being the nation’s capital, it has an international population and a plethora of organizations that promote cultural and ethnic awareness.
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment,and other programs and services to individuals and organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. It is joined by the Arlington Commission for the Arts, the Alexandria Commission on the Arts, the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, and the Arts Council of Fairfax County in granting funds and supporting programs that benefit the arts in the greater DC metropolitan area.
CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP AWARDS | Congratulations to Eileen Ellsworth, president & CEO of Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, for winning the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s NOVAForward Award! The award is presented to an individual for extraordinary efforts to move Northern Virginia forward. (Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, 4/25)
DISTRICT | A federal government shutdown won’t impact D.C. (WaPo, 4/25)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | Column: Question: How do we get black men involved in their communities? Answer: They already are. (WaPo, 4/25)
IMMIGRATION | Takoma Park, a sanctuary city, reacts to a judge’s order to block the new administration’s order to withhold federal funding from ‘sanctuary cities.’ (WTOP, 4/25)
HOUSING DISCRMINATION | The National Fair Housing Alliance has released, The Case for Fair Housing, a report on all the housing discrimination complaints filed in the United States in 2016. (Next City, 4/20)
The different masks we wear (#17 is my favorite)…