Arts Greensboro’s President & CEO Thomas Philion has been appointed by Americans for the Arts to serve on its national advisory council, the Private Sector Network. Elected annually by AFTA’s membership, council members are national arts leaders who make significant contributions to the field by connecting the national work of Americans of the Arts to its members’ work at the local level.
“I’m honored that Americans for the Arts has asked me to serve on their Private Sector Network,” said Philion. “I’m a little humbled that I’ll be working alongside so many talented colleagues on arts research and national policy, and how best to serve the more than 150,000 organizational and individual members, and stakeholders across the country.”
Americans for the Arts is the national nonprofit organization whose primary focus is advancing the arts in the U.S. with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
Since joining ArtsGreensboro in 2010, Philion has launched a variety of new initiatives, including 17DAYS Arts & Culture Festival, the new online giving platform for area arts projects, Power2Give.org, the arts council’s new brand, ArtsGreensboro, and helped establish the exciting Hispanic arts initiative, Casa Azul. Over that time period, support for ArtsGreensboro’s grant-making, marketing and other resources has grown by more than 40 percent to more than $1.8 million annually.
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