Americans for the Arts 2013

Yep! We got to represent Mississippi at the annual Americans for the Arts Convention and it was AWESOME. We got so many great ideas that we can’t wait to share with you; and it was all thanks to Americans for the Arts helping with a scholarship to make it all possible–but in all seriousness thanks. There is nothing more inspiring than meeting and networking with peers to get ideas and energy flowing! Now for the more serious press release.


Stroh represents the Greenville Arts Council at National Art Convention

Greenville, MS– For more than 50 years, Americans for the Arts has been convening an annual convention for arts and community leaders to network and discuss strategies for building stronger towns, counties, and cities through the arts. This year the Americans for the Arts Annual conference was held in Pittsburgh, PA and MacKenzie Stroh, Executive Director of the Greenville Arts Council was awarded a scholarship by the Americans for the Arts to attend the conference. Stroh was the only representative from the state of Mississippi.

The conference provided a variety of panels and workshops that discussed a variety of issues in the arts such as arts in education, arts as a creative place maker in communities, fundraising strategies and the role of public art. Participants spent time networking and exchanging ideas about the role of arts in nation.

“This was a great experience for me as well as for the Greenville Arts Council. I got to share and exchange programs and ideas with peers from all over the country. It was inspiring to hear what other communities are doing to promote the work of artists and the arts in their towns. I am looking forward to implementing some of their ideas as we start planning for the upcoming year,” stated MacKenzie Stroh.

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, they 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. For more information about the Americans for the Arts visit their website at