40 High School seniors named top on Long Island in the areas of Music, Theater, Dance, Visual and Media Arts.
In 2007, Long Island’s school arts administrators, LIAA and Newsday launched the Scholar-Artist Awards program to recognize students judged to be “the best of the best” on Long Island in the arts and academics. Scholar-Artists are chosen from five disciplines: Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Dance and Media Arts. The initiative mirrors the region’s Scholar-Athlete programs. High school seniors are nominated by their school districts, and twenty are chosen to receive the program’s highest honor which includes a photo and bio published in Newsday and Newsday.com. An additional twenty students are also honored as Award of Merit recipients, receiving group recognition in Newsday.
To view this year's honorees, click the link below:
The Economic Impact of Spending by Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences
LIAA is proud to partner with Americans for the Arts on the sixth national study of the economic impact of the nonprofit and arts culture industry, Arts and Economic Prosperity 6. This study is conducted approximately every five years to gauge the economic impact (on employment, government revenue, and household income) of spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and the event-related spending by their audiences.
Why Does AEP6 Matter? Statistics can only paint a part of the picture. The meaning behind AEP6 helps show the true impact of the arts and culture sector on the St. Louis region. The list below, provided by Americans for the Arts, highlights the importance of this major study.
LIAA is pleased to announce that Marc Wong has joined its Board of Directors. Marc currently sits on the boards of The Long Island Community Foundations, The Caumsett Foundation, and Project: Music Heals Us. A longtime supporter of the arts, Marc continues his lifelong dedication to the nonprofit sector in his new role on the board of the Alliance. He has worked in the field of wealth management since 1994, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Bernard M. Baruch College. Welcome Marc!
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As a member of Long Island Arts Alliance, you join a broad network of artists and arts organizations committed to the continued cultural development on Long Island. In addition to your membership benefits, your contribution supports the development of programs, policies, and opportunities for Long Island's creative sector. These activities include the Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 study that measures the economic impact of the nonprofit arts industry in the region.
ABOUT LONG ISLAND ARTS ALLIANCE (LIAA)
LIAA IS AN INDEPENDENT NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT SERVES OUR ARTS AND CULTURAL COMMUNITY ACROSS LONG ISLAND
Our mission is to provide vision and leadership to support thriving and diverse arts on Long Island, and this is done through initiatives that engage and promote the arts across Nassau and Suffolk Counties, benefiting our local artists, arts organizations, public schools, and our communities. In addition, we serve as an advocate for arts education in our schools and collaborate on strategies for economic development and community revitalization.
Long Island Arts Alliance was formed in 2003, with the goal of creating an island-wide cohort of not-for-profit arts organizations to actively address the challenges facing the arts community and communicate the economic impact the sector has on our region. Today, our membership boasts over 120 of the island’s arts and culture organizations, and creative businesses that include a diverse range of disciplines, budget, and geographic representation.
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