New Component of American Masterpieces Announced

On January 20, Chairman Dana Gioia attended the Association of Performing Arts Presenters annual conference in New York City to announce Presenting as a new American Masterpieces discipline, acknowledging that the new component would broaden the initiative's reach nationwide. Chairman Gioia then traveled to the West Coast for a February 2nd grants workshop with U.S. Representative Jane Harman (California–36th District.) After welcoming workshop participants, the Chairman and Representative Harman toured local arts organizations, including L.A. Theatre Works and Moffett Elementary School, an arts-based public school.