October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners as a month-long celebration, with goals of:
FOCUSING on equitable access to the arts at local, state, and national levels;
ENCOURAGING individuals, organizations, and diverse communities to participate in the arts;
ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and
RAISING public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.
Show Your Art (not to be confused with ASI’s #ShowUsYourArt) is a social media campaign designed by Americans for the Arts to promote awareness of National Arts and Humanities Month and engage the public in celebrating the power and diversity of the arts in our lives. ASI will be re-sharing your posts throughout the month, so be sure to tag @asiwny and @americans4arts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so we don’t miss them.