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Tuesday, March 7, 2006

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NationalAssembly of State Arts Agencies

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Executive Director's Column

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz

I sense in many of the states I visit a readiness to consider a future agenda for arts support that is significantly different from past and current agendas. Readiness to consider change can derive from an obvious shift or reconfiguration of environmental forces, from the occasion of new leadership, from a painful event, or from the prospect of new resources. A good manager can feel whether a group is ready to change its behavior. A very good manager can engineer that readiness for change. A superior manager can foster readiness and guide it into purposeful decision making and strategic action.

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Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

State Efforts to Promote Reading and Literary Activities is a new issue brief on the arts from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. Produced with help from NASAA and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, this report is part of a series of arts briefs that help governors recognize the economic, educational and civic benefits of the arts at the state level. Visit www.nasaa-arts.org/nasaanews/nga.shtml

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Legislative Update

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

The budget debate opened on February 6 when President Bush sent his Fiscal Year 2007 spending plan to Congress today proposing level funding for the National Endowment for the Arts in the coming year.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find information about foundation giving in my area?

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Did You Know?

Charitable Giving to Arts, Culture and Humanities Totaled $13.99 Billion in 2004

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