Updated NASAA Member Directory

Thursday, October 2, 2008

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NationalAssembly of State Arts Agencies

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Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

National Arts & Humanities Month


Have You Completed Your Assembly 2008 Evaluation?

Assembly 2008

It's not too late to provide feedback for Assembly 2008, held last month in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Feedback from participants informs planning for upcoming gatherings and keeps us current on issues important to members. If you have not yet completed your conference evaluation, it is easy to do on-line. If you would prefer to complete a hard copy of the evaluation or have any other questions, please contact Shannah Sphar (202-347-6352 x111). Thank you!

MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures Encore Career Survey

Almost one in ten baby boomers and pre-boomers are pursuing second careers with social impact, according to a new survey from the MetLife Foundation and Civic Ventures. Of those between the ages of 44 and 70 who are not already in "encore" careers, about half expressed an interest in working in such fields as education, health care, government, and the nonprofit sector. The report includes recommendations for policy and workplace changes that could ease the transition into encore careers.

Census Bureau Annual Report on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance

In 2007, median household income increased by 1.3 percent to $50,233, while the overall poverty rate remained flat and the number without health insurance declined, compared to 2006. These and other statistics are available in the U.S. Census Bureau's annual report on income, poverty and health insurance. Besides the full report, a press release with summary findings is available, as well as an Urban Institute Q & A on major points.

Research Summary from the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)

IFACCA's research reports and papers released since 2002 are summarized in this recently published pamphlet. Many report topics compare data across countries. Full reports summarized are free for download through the IFACCA Web site.


IssueLab: Bringing Nonprofit Research into Focus

IssueLab is a new on-line publishing forum for nonprofit research striving to effectively archive, distribute and promote the extensive and diverse body of work being produced by the third sector. Registered users can contribute reports and data to share with others.

October 3 Deadline for Arts in Healthcare Conference Papers

The call for papers for the Society for the Arts in Healthcare's 20th Annual International Conference is open until October 3 at 5:00 P.M. ET. Hosted by the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, the conference takes place April 22 - 25, 2009, in Buffalo, New York. Participants at this comprehensive arts in healthcare event share best practices, model programs and cutting-edge research. Submit a paper, panel, workshop or poster presentation at http://thesah.org/template/page.cfm?page_id=21. For more information, call 202-299-9770.