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Art parades through town during the Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk, developed in conjunction with the arts council and the city's convention and visitors bureau. Photo by Koral Martin

Extending the Reach of the Arts

State arts agencies like the Missouri Arts Council use their grants and services to make certain that every community has access to the arts. » More

Art parades through town during the Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk, developed in conjunction with the arts council and the city's convention and visitors bureau. Photo by Koral Martin

The Lowell Folk Festival is the second largest free folk festival in the United States, supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Photo by Annie Houston

Fostering Community

Spreading support throughout their states, state arts agencies help communities come together and thrive. » More

The Lowell Folk Festival is the second largest free folk festival in the United States, supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Photo by Annie Houston

Preserving Cultural Traditions

Support from state arts agencies helps to ensure that heritage arts live on for generations. » More

Visitors can learn about the soapstone carvings of the Cherokee at the Museum of North Carolina Minerals. Photo by Cedric N. Chatterley for the North Carolina Arts Council

Visitors can learn about the soapstone carvings of the Cherokee at the Museum of North Carolina Minerals. Photo by Cedric N. Chatterley for the North Carolina Arts Council

Inspiring Young Imaginations

The North Dakota Arts Council and other state arts agencies support programs that foster academic success. » More

Science and art merge in Jamestown fifth graders' work with plastic bottles and paint, modeled after Chihuly glass sculptures. Photo by Rebecca Engelman

The North Dakota Arts Council and other state arts agencies support programs that foster academic success.
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