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Monday, March 26, 2007

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NationalAssembly of State Arts Agencies

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Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

2007 State Arts Agency Funding and Grantmaking Report Available Online
This NASAA report draws funding data from NASAA's biannual legislative appropriations surveys and data from state arts agencies' annual final descriptive reports (FDRs) of grantmaking activity.

DC Commission Launches Hip Hop Community Arts Program
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities has launched a pilot grant program offering funding assistance to Hip Hop artists and activities that encourage the growth of quality Hip Hop arts activities throughout the District of Columbia and making Hip Hop arts experiences accessible to District residents.

The Commission recognizes that Hip Hop is a vibrant and multi-faceted art form encompassing the many forms of contemporary cultural and artistic expression. The Commission further understands that Hip Hop artists are creating arts projects in our community that are contributing to the vitality of our city. The Arts Commission is therefore committed to reaching this segment of the local arts community to assist in the growth and preservation of the art form.

Grant recipients of the Hip Hop Community Arts Program are eligible to present the funded work during the D.C. Hip Hop Theater Festival in July 2007.

For more information about the Hip Hip Community Arts Program, please contact Lisa Richards, Arts Program Coordinator at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, lisa.richards@dc.gov or (202) 724-5613.

Plan Ahead for National Tourism Week, May 12-20
This year's theme is "Tourism: America's Front Door."

To find out more about National Tourism Week go to http://www.tia.org/pressmedia/TWFA/index.html and check out the online toolkit at http://www.tia.org/pressmedia/TWFA/event_ideas.html

Promote Your Agency's Innovative Programs
The Council of State Governments (CSG) is seeking applications for its 2007 Innovations Awards. The awards recognize exemplary state programs that creatively address issues such as economic development, education, aging, human services and other policy issues. Many state arts agencies run programs or initiatives that meet the selection criteria. This is an opportunity to promote your agency and celebrate what your programs have accomplished! Awardees receive national visibility among state officials through CSG's magazines, conferences and Web site. Consult http://www.csg.org/programs/innov/default.aspx for criteria and application instructions. Applications are due April 2nd, 2007.