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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

Assembly 2008--Save the Dates!
September 11-13
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Assembly 2007 conference materials—peer group reports, session materials, transcripts, photos—are in the final stages of assembly for posting online. Look for them on the NASAA Web site in February.


New guidelines for Grants for Arts Projects, the Arts Endowment's major support categories for organizations, are now available. http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/index.html

DOE Arts Education Funding: Recent Federal Register funding announcements requesting applications for:

  1. Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Grant Program
  2. Professional Development for Arts Educators Program

General Operating Support: A GEO Action Guide
This resource from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) addresses the unique advantages - and distinct challenges - of offering general operating support to nonprofit organizations. In addition to articulating a case for operating support, this document includes sections about the capacity-building aspects of operating awards and summarizes common myths and realities about this kind of grant-making.


NASAA bids farewell to Burke Doherty, who has been NASAA's Research Associate since August of 2006. Burke will be putting her knowledge of state budgets to use in a new career opportunity with the Congressional Budget Office. Please join NASAA in wishing Burke well.

The board of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts has selected Steve Runk as the new NJSCA Executive Director following a national search. Steve is the Council's former Director of Programs and Services and has been serving as the NJSCA Acting Executive Director since September 1 when David Miller, former NJSCA Executive Director, retired.

The National Endowment for the Arts announces the retirement of Richard J. Deasy, director of the Arts Education Partnership. Deasy will step down in June 2008.

Thomas C. Proehl, executive director of the Minnesota State Arts Board, has announced that he will leave his post in February to assume a new leadership post at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.