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Friday, August 11, 2006

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Executive Director's Column

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz

The digitial age has increased the volume of what Nello McDaniel and George Thorne began referring to more than fifteen years ago as "the quiet crisis" facing American cultural institutions. The recent Smithsonian study yields a typical finding: three times as many people interact with their artifacts online as in person. How should state arts agencies, whose general operating support to not-for-profit arts organizations has constituted 40-50% of their grant making for decades, react?


Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

Ohio Arts Council Publishes Guide to International Cultural Exchange...Comings and goings at NASAA and in the field...Innovations in American Government Awards.


Legislative Update

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

While the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have moved ahead with drafting the money bills for the coming 2007 fiscal year, the word from Capitol Hill is that none of the funding legislation will get wrapped up until after the November elections when Congress plans to return for a lame-duck session to complete work on appropriations legislation.


Frequently Asked Questions

How many states offer multi-year funding to grantees?


Did You Know?

National labor market conditions improved in 2005 and continued the three-year trend of rising employment. What is the outlook for the artist labor force?