Congratulations are due to Ann Marie Miller for receiving a national arts advocacy award from Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America.
Miller, Art Pride New Jersey’s Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, will receive the Alene Valkanas State Arts Advocacy Award at the organization’s 2015 Americans for the Arts Annual Leadership Awards. (Read more about the awards and other honorees here.)
Presented each year, the Americans for the Arts Annual Leadership Awards pay tribute to the achievements of individuals and organizations committed to enriching their communities through the arts.
The Alene Valkanas State Arts Advocacy Award recognizes an individual whose arts advocacy efforts have dramatically affected the political landscape at the state level.
From Art Pride New Jersey’s press release announcing the honor:
“I am so honored to receive this award, named after a distinguished arts advocate who exemplified national leadership,” said Miller, who served as ArtPride’s executive director for 20 years. “I am grateful to be recognized by Americans for the Arts and by my colleagues who work tirelessly promoting the value of the arts to our country.”