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National Student Poets Program

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) have partnered with the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers to create the National Student Poets Program, the country’s highest honor for youth poets whose ... Read More »

BRAVO's Work of Art: The Next Great Artist Highlights Value of Arts Education

Arts education was one of the highlights of an episode that aired on November 2 on Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. President’s Committee member Sarah Jessica Parker is the executive producer of this hit BRAVO show, which features contestants who compete for a gallery exhibition, a cash prize ... Read More »

First Lady Michelle Obama Presents 2011 NAHYP Awards at White House Ceremony

First Lady Michelle Obama Presents 2011 NAHYP Awards at White House Ceremony
With their personal stories offering dramatic proof that arts and humanities programs can build critical learning and life skills, twelve young people from across the country were awarded the 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award by First Lady Michelle Obama on November 2. ... Read More »

President Obama Encourages Americans to Celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month

President Obama Encourages Americans to Celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month
Since 1993, the country has celebrated October as National Arts and Humanities Month. This national celebration connects artists with their neighbors and opens the doors of cultural organizations to their communities, welcoming young and old to experience and participate in the arts and ... Read More »

PCAH Co-Moderates White House Champions of Change: Arts in Education

On July 19, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Vice-Chair of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and Dean of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, co-moderated a roundtable for the White House series Champions of Change. Champions of Change is an apt title for the ... Read More »