A new webisode series called “Arts in America” has recently debuted on OvationTV.com. The webisodes feature discussions with top U.S. arts leaders including: Bob Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts; Bill Ivey, author of Arts Inc. and former NEA chair; and Agnes Gund, president emerita of the Museum of Modern Art.

WEBISODE ONE: How do you define “the arts”?
Featuring: Bob Lynch

WEBISODE TWO: What We Get From Art/Arts Education
Featuring: Agnes Gund

WEBISODE THREE: The Arts in the Current Administration
Featuring: Bill Ivey

WEBISODE FOUR: Paying for the Arts - available Monday, July 13, 2009
Featuring: Gaynor Strachan-Chun, President of Marketing at Ovation TV, and Bob Lynch

DC-based arts blogger Rob Bettmann has also conducted Q&As with webisode guests for Ovation TV. Read an exclusive interview with Bob Lynch here.

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Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.