Kerry Washington, noted actress and this year’s co-chair of the National Arts Advocacy Day, sat down with Graham Dunstan of Americans for the Arts. With Dunstan, Washington discussed her experiences with the arts while growing up in New York City. She also spoke of her approach to acting as a social scientist as well as cultural diplomacy and the importance of public funding for the arts.
Joining Washington as a celebrity supporter of the arts was actor Kevin Spacey. Intending to spark conversation about public policy and social issues affecting the arts, Spacey delivered the 24th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture. Following the lecture, Spacey spoke with Ben Burdick of Americans for the Arts. Briefly he spoke of an upcoming debut for a new project and touched on the most important reason to fund arts education.