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Nurturing Lifelong Health and Wellness

Thirty-three state arts agencies are participating in the National Center for Creative Aging ENGAGE initiative to foster health and wellness for seniors through the arts. » More

Ruth, 97, creates tile sculptures as part of the Creative Aging outreach program at Woodlands Senior Living in Waterville, Maine. Photo by program facilitator Denise Rohdin

Ruth, 97, creates tile sculptures as part of the Creative Aging outreach program at Woodlands Senior Living in Waterville, Maine. Photo by program facilitator Denise Rohdin
Mesa Arts Center's annual Día de los Muertos festival features children's activities, live music and dance, authentic cuisine, and a mercado (market).

Expanding Arts Participation

State arts agencies such as the Arizona Commission on the Arts support cultural events involving community members of all ages.

Mesa Arts Center's annual Día de los Muertos festival features children's activities, live music and dance, authentic cuisine, and a mercado (market). Photo courtesy of Mesa Arts Center

Fostering Creativity and Innovation

Support from state arts agencies, like the Virginia Commission for the Arts, helps arts entrepreneurs to pursue fresh ideas and new ventures. » More

With help from its state arts agency, Synetic Theater travels throughout Virginia performing its unique style of physical theatre. Photo by Johnny Shryock, courtesy Synetic Theater

With help from its state arts agency, Synetic Theater travels throughout Virginia performing its unique style of physical theatre.

Promoting Rural Vitality

The Kentucky Arts Council and other state arts agencies cultivate statewide markets for rural artists. » More

Watercolorist Lu Fuller, a Kentucky Arts Council featured artist and a Kentucky Crafted exhibitor, remembers her dad's old Farmall Super H in "Workhorse Resting."

Watercolorist Lu Fuller, a Kentucky Arts Council featured artist and a Kentucky Crafted exhibitor, remembers her dad's old Farmall Super H in ''Workhorse Resting.''
NASAA and state arts agencies are supported and strengthened in many ways through partnerships with the National Endowment for the Arts.
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