Whose Business Is the Arts? Find Out on June 7, 2012

Come to a Public Forum on the Economy, the Arts & the Community Co-sponsors:  Lehigh Valley Arts Council & Lehigh Valley Partnership Location: DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034 Stimulating a dialogue to promote entrepreneurship and sustainability in the nonprofit arts sector is the goal of this unique Lehigh Valley forum. Through… Continue reading Whose Business Is the Arts? Find Out on June 7, 2012

Crayola Recognizes Arts Council Board Member, Steven Leibensperger

Steven Leibensperger recently received the 2011 Crayola Outstanding Service to an Arts Organization Award, honoring his volunteerism as a board member for the Lehigh Valley Arts Council. Randall Forte, executive director of the Arts Council, had this to say about Steven: I am pleased to support Crayola's recognition of Steven Leibensperger as an outstanding volunteer… Continue reading Crayola Recognizes Arts Council Board Member, Steven Leibensperger

Advocacy, Advancement and a Dose of Inspiration | Sign Up

In the next few months, the Arts Council will host multiple public events designed to strengthen arts advocacy and professional advancement, plus provide inspiration to help meet the challenges ahead. These events include professional development workshops in e-marketing and grant writing, and two public forums featuring national presenters who will address the region’s business, government,… Continue reading Advocacy, Advancement and a Dose of Inspiration | Sign Up

Musician and Change Agent Bill McGlinn on “My Life in Art”

"Why I do what I do" is an interesting question and one not easily summarized, because it is really in my case the summation of 57+ years of life experience and all that it  brings to the table in the work that we do. So perhaps to start to answer that question, a reflection on… Continue reading Musician and Change Agent Bill McGlinn on “My Life in Art”

Why Arts Research? You Need to Know.

An Update by Randall Forte, LVAC executive director Throughout  2011, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council gathered data for Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, our fourth economic impact study of the region’s nonprofit arts industry since 1997. (I am pleased to report that 88 cultural nonprofits participated.) Data collection and analysis are essential advocacy tools because… Continue reading Why Arts Research? You Need to Know.