Updated NASAA Member Directory

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

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Executive Director's Column

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz

I look forward to seeing many of you at the Leadership Institute in Anchorage. In addition to the learning and networking opportunities, we'll be provided a wonderful cultural experience by our hosts, the Alaska State Council on the Arts.


Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

Llewellyn Crain is the new executive director of the Kansas Arts Commission ; Rita Basom heads Wyoming Arts Council; New Issue Brief from the Education Commission of the States; Coming Up Taller semi-finalists announced; Doris Duke Foundation Supports New Grant Program... and more.


Legislative Update

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

Congress took a two week recess in April after failing to agree on a 2007 budget resolution. Fiscal policy may continue to exasperate legislators on Capitol Hill after they reconvene on April 25. The Senate adopted its initial budget in March, but disagreements among Republican factions have kept the House budget from the floor. Under the Budget Act, appropriators can bring spending bills before the House after May 15 if Congress has failed to adopt a final budget resolution by that time.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much money do state arts agencies receive from the National Endowment for the Arts?


Did You Know?

A report from the Institute for Innovation and Social Policy, assessing the cultural attitudes and practices of Americans, found that the vast majority of children and adults participate in and value the arts.