I was thrilled to attend the Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards at Ciprianis with publicist and my pal, Sophie Duron.
Americans for the Arts founded the National Foundation for the Arts, and has an amazing history of bringing arts education to under served children, and providing grants and mentorship experiences to the most promising future musicians, dancers, actors, and artists in America.
This year’s gala honored legendary blues guitar player, singer, and songwriter BB King, as well as Dakota Fanning. Alberto Carvalho was also honored for his commitment to arts education in Miami-Dade. His work has helped students in one of the most diverse communities in America to discover common ground, and have richer childhoods. It’s been proven time and time again that students that participate in the arts have higher self-esteem, get better grades, and share a greater respect for our humanity.
“Americans for the Arts’ mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.
Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. From offices in Washington, DC and New York City, American for the Arts provide a rich array of programs that meet the needs of over 150,000 members and stakeholders. They are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and to creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.”