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Friday, July 14, 2006

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Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

States Anticipate Modest Growth in Fiscal Year 2007 Arts Funding: State arts agencies expect modest gains in their state legislative appropriations for fiscal year 2007, according to preliminary data reported to the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA). Heading into fiscal year 2007, 46 states and jurisdictions are expecting increased appropriations or level funding from fiscal year 2006. Following sharp declines that occurred during the state fiscal crisis of the early 2000s, this is the third consecutive year of appropriations increases. Read a summary of projected legislative appropriations for the coming fiscal year at http://www.nasaa-arts.org/nasaanews/arts_funding_07.shtml, or download a detailed report at http://members.nasaa-arts.org/research/leg_approp_07_preview.shtml--including state-by-state tables--using your member password.

Anchorage Leadership Institute, September 18-20: Updated information on workshops, speakers and special events is at http://www.nasaa-arts.org/nasaanews/2006fli_info.shtml.

Who should attend? Executive Directors, Chairs and Council members, and Deputy or Assistant Directors. Agencies are encouraged to bring an additional staff member that would benefit from a policy-focused program.

Easy Online Registration! No password necessary! Visit http://www.nasaa-arts.org/nasaanews/2006nli_registration.html

Arts in Healing Grants: Johnson & Johnson (J&J) working in conjunction with the Society for the Arts in Healthcare (SAH), seeks to promote the use of the arts to enhance the healthcare experience for patients, their families, and caregivers. Proposals are being sought from healthcare organizations and/or arts agencies working in partnership to produce innovative projects to serve patients, their families, and caregivers in healthcare settings to promote healing and preventative health. J&J/SAH projects may be located in a variety of settings, including clinics, hospitals, hospices, medical schools, public health services, or other community health programs. Visit www.thesah.org for complete guidelines, application and frequently asked questions.

Resource Directory for Educational and Cultural Exchange: The 2005 Edition of the International Exchange Locator: A Resource Directory for Educational and Cultural Exchange is available from the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange. The Locator is a resource for information about nonprofit organizations, federal agencies and congressional committees engaged in international exchange. A collaborative effort between the Alliance and the Department of State, the Locator provides detailed information about more than 285 exchange organizations as well as information on exchange programs offered in more than 40 federal government departments, agencies, bureaus, and offices. It also includes detailed phone listings of State Department officials, USAID officers and Fulbright Commissions worldwide. The Locator can be ordered online at http://www.alliance-exchange.org/store/index.htm for $25.00 plus shipping and handling.