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Friday, October 13, 2006

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News and Current Information

Leadership Institute Materials Coming Soon

Visit the Anchorage Leadership Institute section of our Web site for updates, including the program, attendee contact list and Andrew Taylor's keynote. Session handouts, photos and more coming soon!

Comings and Goings

The Ohio Arts Council Board has chosen former Ohio Arts Council Deputy Director Julie Henahan as the new OAC Executive Director. Henahan had been serving as Interim Executive Director since early April of this year when Wayne Lawson, former OAC Executive Director, retired. Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History announced that he has named Jacqueline A. Proctor of Huntington as director of the agency's Arts Section, effective Sept. 25. Paul Weagraff has been appointed Director of the Delaware Division of the Arts, effective October 16, 2006. Mr. Weagraff replaces Laura Scanlan who has accepted the position of Sr. Vice President for Development for the Delaware Community Foundation. Susan Salkin takes over as Deputy Director.

Arts and Aging Conference

The first "National Conference on Arts and Aging: Creativity Matters" will be held on November 3 - 4 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. This conference will bring together the leading arts and aging organizations, professional community-based artists and interested consumers from across the country to address issues of best practices and accessibility. Learn more and online registration is available at www.creativeaging.org.

President Bush joins in observing Arts and Humanities Month

September 27, 2006

I send greetings to those observing National Arts and Humanities Month in October.

The arts and humanities are an important part of our national heritage and a source of great pride and pleasure for people throughout our country. They convey the diversity of the human experience and help us explore different ideas and emotions. This month is an opportunity to celebrate the individuals whose talent and originality elevate our culture and lift our spirits.

During National Arts and Humanities Month, we celebrate some of the brightest lights of American creativity and the emerging talents who will help enrich the future of our country. I encourage all our citizens to enjoy our rich artistic legacy by attending performances and workshops, visiting museums and national parks, and learning more about the men and women whose work entertains and inspires us.

Laura and I send our best wishes.

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Rome Prize 2007

The American Academy in Rome, one of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, is inviting applications for the 2007 Rome Prize competition. The Academy is offering up to thirty fellowships in various arts and humanities fields for periods ranging from six months to two years. Rome prize winners reside at the Academy's center in Rome, receive room and board, a study or studio, and a stipend. Information, guidelines and application forms can be downloaded at www.aarome.org or call the New York office at 212-751-7200, X 47. The competition deadline is November 1, 2006.