October is National Arts & Humanities Month

October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners as a month-long celebration, with goals of:

FOCUSING on the arts at local, state, and national levels;

ENCOURAGING individuals and organizations to participate in the arts;

ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and

RAISING public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.

#ShowYourArt is a social media campaign designed to engage arts acvocates on local, state and national levels and to bring awareness of National Arts and Humanities Month. Americans for the Arts (@americans4arts) will feature a different theme each day during October and will repost favorite photos shared on Instagram and tagged with #showyourart.