Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month this October
September 18, 2012
How will you celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM)? The Division of Cultural Affairs joins thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation in celebrating NAHM throughout October. Coordinated by Americans for the Arts, it has become the largest annual celebration of the arts and humanities in the nation. NAHM is designed to encourage Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives and to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in the arts. For more than two decades, communities across the United States have joined together in October to recognize the cultural opportunities surrounding them.
“National Arts and Humanities Month showcases the fundamental role the arts play in creating productive citizens and vibrant communities and fostering the independent expression vital to a free society,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts and national coordinator of Arts and Humanities month. “And part of the importance of emphasizing the arts in the month of October is to encourage our citizens to establish, deepen and expand their relationships with the arts and humanities.”
We encourage you to use this month to explore Florida’s rich cultural heritage. More information about National Arts and Humanities Month is available online at www.AmericansForTheArts.org/nahm.