Americans for the Arts http://wesa.fm en Americans for the Arts http://wesa.fm/post/americans-arts <p></p><p>Over the next three days, arts and community leaders from around the country are gathering around town to strategize about how to better communicate the impact the arts make in U.S. cities. <strong>Robert Lynch</strong>, President and CEO of <a href="http://www.artsusa.org/">Americans for the Arts</a>, joins us to talk about the convention and how Pittsburgh's strategy in this area has become the benchmark for others. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:13:25 +0000 Heather McClain 11388 at http://wesa.fm Americans for the Arts Pittsburgh Attracts Art Leaders with National Convention http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-attracts-art-leaders-national-convention <p>The city of steel is becoming the city of art this week as 1,000 art leaders from across the country gather to discuss issues affecting artists, art-based development, arts organizations and creative industries.</p><p>Pittsburgh is hosting the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) Annual Convention June 14-16.</p><p>The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council will coordinate all of the convention’s performances and “ARTVenture” tours.</p><p>Council CEO Mitch Swain said AFTA was attracted to Pittsburgh because of its diverse art scene, especially with its cultural districts.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:38:12 +0000 Jessica Nath 11155 at http://wesa.fm