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MEDIA HITS

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Embracing Arlington Arts has an active media outreach program that has resulted in several “hits” in local media sources.

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January

DC Theater Arts published an article about Washington Post critic Peter Marks which included a plug for our podcast "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks."

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2023

December

The Gazette Leader published an article about Embracing Arlington Arts' "Annual Report of Successes" and performing arts center initiative.

March 

Broadway World published an article about the release of our 2023 “Health Benefits of the Arts One-Stop Library of 100 Study Links.”

March 

The Gazette Leader plugged the upcoming Democratic County Board Candidate Forum on the Arts in Arlington

January 

Sun Gazette published a story about the release of Embracing Arlington Arts' "2023 Annual Report of Successes."

2022

December

ArlNow published the Embracing Arlington Arts annual holiday poem highlighting the arts, culture, theater and artists.

October

ArlNow published an indepth article on the business plan and initiative.

October

Sun Gazette published a story about the release of our business plan for the Arlington Performing Arts Center

September

BroadwayWorld published an article about the Embracing Arlington Arts fourth “Theater/Arts Management Educational Podcast Series” entitled ““Emmett Till Trilogy and Racial Justice – Theaters Keeping the Conversation Going”.

August

The SunGazette covered the release of the 2022 version of its one-stop library of study links on the “Health Benefits of the Arts.”

August

ArlNow did a cover story on our interview with the Founder of Inner Ear Studio Don Zientara.

July

BroadwayWorld covered Embracing Arlington Arts release of our 2022 version of our one-stop library of study links on the “Health Benefits of the Arts.”

July

ArlNow covered Embracing Arlington Arts release of our 2022 version of our one-stop library of study links on the “Health Benefits of the Arts.”

June

ArlNow included an OpEd column written by Janet Kopenhaver detailing numerous ways how patrons and residents can help local theaters return and thrive in a post-COVID world.

April

The SunGazette published a story about the results of Embracing Arlington Arts survey regarding patrons’ thoughts on returning to in-person live events and the likelihood that they would attend a production at a newly built Performing Arts Center in Arlington.

February

DC Theater Arts wrote an article covering the 2021 Annual Report of Successes of Embracing Arlington Arts.

February

The SunGazette interviewed Janet Kopenhaver, President of Embracing Arlington Arts, about how theaters are still being adversely impacted by the COVID pandemic.

January

ArlNow published an article by Embracing Arlington Arts urging their readers to complete the organization’s survey on attending arts events. Over 150 did so after reading the article.

January

ArlNow published a column we submitted sending acknowledgement and thanks out to our 2022 corporate sponsors.

2021

October

Broadway World included an article about the Health Benefits of the Arts podcast series and one-stop library of study links that we released last month.

October

ArlNow published a release on the one-stop library of study links. 

August

Embracing Arlington Art’s President Janet Kopenhaver was interviewed by ArlNow for a detailed article about the reopening of the arts industry in the County and the need for a quality and flexible performing arts venue in Arlington.

August

Broadway World provided a promotional piece about the Embracing Arlington Arts “Diversity Chat” in their daily online publication.

May

InsideNova did a story on the Democratic County Board candidate debate hosted by Embracing Arlington Arts during which they offered diametrically opposed views on whether the Cultural Affairs office should be located in the department of Economic Development.

April

The Embracing Arlington Arts President Janet Kopenhaver was honored to be asked to participate in the Lee Highway Alliance Vision 2050 video. In the video, Janet talks about the importance of the arts, the initiative to have a quality and flexible performing arts venue built in Arlington and how the arts impact us.

February

Following the release of the Embracing Arlington Arts 3-year strategic plan, InsideNova researched a story on our efforts to have a quality black box theater built in Arlington.

February

InsideNova included a story after receiving our Press Release about the establishment of the Tom Prewitt Fund for Theatre Arts that Embracing Arlington Arts set up with the Arlington Community Foundation and the Prewitt family.

January

ArlNow published the annual Embracing Arlington Arts holiday poem. This year we paid homage to all the talented artists and arts organizations in the County and thanking them for helping us heal.

2020

December

We received coverage of our “State of the Arts” survey which clearly proved the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the arts and culture industry. InsideNova published a story about the grim results.

December

ArlNow also covered the story, including graphs, as well as details about how the arts organizations have been greatly helping the community despite the shutdown.

October

ArlNow published a column about the Embracing Arlington Arts Diversity and Cultural Equity podcast series.

October

Broadway World wrote bout the BIPOC leading voices interviews on our Diversity and Cultural Equity podcast series.

October

Broadway World also published about the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion expert discussions in response to the BIPOC demands.

August

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce published our blog about our upcoming diversity and cultural equity series.

July

BroadwayWorld published an article about an “Embracing Arlington Arts Talks” podcast interview with the Artistic Director of Arena Stage – one of the leading theater companies in the DC region.

June

InsideNova published a story on the questionnaire and responses from the three Arlington County Board candidates on the arts and culture industry in Arlington.

June

ArlNow published our press release about survey results.

April

The Washington Post published a Letter to the Editor from the Embracing Arlington Arts Treasurer Robert Goler about how the organization is helping Arlington arts organizations and artists through this COVID-19 crisis through weekly ZOOM “support group” calls where we swap intelligence, discuss the shutdown, ways to keep in front of audiences and hear from experts in several important focus areas listed on our COVID-19 Resources page.

April

An OpEd column written by Janet Kopenhaver, the Embracing Arlington Arts president, saluting artists and arts organizations for “keeping the lights on” and helping heal our community during the COVID-19 crisis was published by the Washington Post.

April

The Embracing Arlington Arts President Janet Kopenhaver wrote a blog for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce that detailed the many ways (on top of financial support) in which our corporate sector can help non-profit arts organizations. The blog was especially relevant during the shutdown that is seriously and negatively impacting our arts and culture industry so drastically.

April

Janet Kopenhaver was the featured guest on the Stagecraft radio show and podcast with Alex Vidales and Don Zientara to talk about such things as dearth of performing arts venues in Arlington, new lobbying strategy for the arts nationwide, how theater has been changing over the years, biggest surprise about fundraising and so much more!

April

Broadway World also published a story on the many initiatives Embracing Arlington Arts is embarking on to help keep the arts healthy and strong during the COVID-19 crisis

March

Embracing Arlington Arts launched its one-of-a-kind “Theater/Arts Management Education” podcast series, as a component of the weekly Podcast show “Embracing Arlington Arts Talks. The Press Release announcing the launch was announced in several media outlets, including Broadway World.

February

As a member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Embracing Arlington Arts’ President submitted a blog for posting on the Chamber’s website and in their newsletter. The submission focused on the positive economic impact the arts have in Arlington.

2019

December

Embracing Arlington Arts President Janet Kopenhaver and Board Member Sara Duke served on the Arlington Community Arts Advisory Committee set up in response to the outcry from Arlingtonians about County Manager’s proposed draconian cuts to the arts budget. The recommendations were presented to the County Manager and Embracing Arlington Arts announced its support of this report, with the caveat that work still needs to be done for the Joint Use theater scheduling process with local schools. InsideNova covered the release.

December

ArlNow also covered the story.

October

Embracing Arlington Arts is producing a podcast series with very successful regional Artistic Directors to talk about the industry, their experiences and pros and cons of a career in arts management. The series will then be shared with high school students who are interested in this type of career to provide them with some resources to help them decide. InsideNova covered this initiative.

July

Arlington Magazine published an in-depth article about the state of the arts in Arlington, featuring many arts organizations, artists and the work Embracing Arlington Arts did to fight the budget cuts, as well as our continued efforts to advocate and make the arts more visible and vibrant in the County.

July

However, in this article, a statistical table was included comparing levels of arts funding from three jurisdictions (Arlington, DC and Montgomery County) which upon review we believed was not accurate and appeared misleading. Therefore we submitted this Letter to the Editor in an attempt to clear up the discrepancy.

June

Following the grassroots advocacy work of Embracing Arlington Arts, the County pulled back on its recommendation to impose cuts to arts budget which was applauded by the arts community. ArlNow published our press release.

April

Continuing the fight against the draconian cuts to the arts in Arlington proposed by the County Manager, Embracing Arlington Arts and Encore Stage and Studio organized a Rally/Celebration on the Courthouse Plaza immediately preceding the public budget hearing. ArlNow picked up the story and plugged the event.

March

In cooperation with Encore Stage and Studio, Embracing Arlington Arts organized a Strategy Session on how to fight the proposed cuts and over 100 people attended! Local NBC News also covered the story.

March

The Washington Post included an Opinion Piece in its Metro Section drafted by Embracing Arlington Arts Chair Janet Kopenhaver about the cuts and how they will decimate the arts in Arlington.

February

Following the release of the Arlington County Manager’s proposed draconian cuts to the arts budget in fiscal year 2020, Embracing Arlington Arts sent out a Press Release detailing how devastating these cuts will be and how disproportional they are when considering the overall budget that is earmarked for the arts. ArlNow published a story using that release.

2018

September

InsideNova covered our story about the Arts County Board Candidate Forum

September

ArlNow also covered the story.

August

Embracing Arlington Arts, in partnership with Arlington Independent Media, hosted a County Board Candidate Forum on the Arts in Arlington last month. It was a standing room only crowd of very energetic arts supporters. The candidates discussed the arts and it was uplifting to hear both for them stress the importance and positive impact the arts have in Arlington.

February

It was an honor to be asked to draft the first “Progressive Voices” column in ArlNow under the leadership of two new writers of that column. It focused on the many positive impacts the arts have on so many sectors of our community, and the points were made more impactful by including quotes from Arlingtonians personally helped by the arts.

January

Embracing Arlington Arts’ Founder and President Janet Kopenhaver was invited to be the guest on an ArlNow podcast to talk about our non-profit organization, the arts in Arlington, challenges for venue space, and lots more.

2017

December

Second Lady Karen Pence was a guest on the Embracing Arlington Arts radio show and it was picked up in several media outlets, including ArlNow.

December

ArlNow covered the story again.

June

ArlNow covers the establishment of Embracing Arlington Arts.

June

ArlNow covers Embracing Arlington Arts Press Releases on the new economic impact numbers on the arts in Arlington.

April

Our Press Release was covered by InsideNova about the positive economic impact the arts have on Arlington County.

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