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Thursday, December 4, 2008

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Executive Director's Column

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz

Economic downturns trigger predictable concerns on the part of responsible public sector leaders. State arts agencies can adapt to the changing economic environment by reconsidering their mission and their management, communication and cultural leadership roles.


Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

2009 Coming Up Taller Awards Application Deadline January 30 . . . Tennessee's Fisk Singers Receive National Medal of Arts . . . The Wallace Foundation Awards $7.7 Million to Support Seattle's Arts Community . . . New Grant Opportunity . . . New Issue of Cultural Heritage Tourism News . . . A Framework for Evaluation from VSA Arts . . . Fair Use Best Practices for Media Literacy Educators . . . Direction in Difficult Times . . .New NASAA Board Member Honored


Legislative Update

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

Congress Meets Briefly in a Lame Duck Session, with More Work for Congress in 2009 . . .


State to State

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity

Learn about state arts agency successes in this new column. This month: New Jersey Arts at a Crossroads: Creative Solutions for Tough Economic Times . . . Wednesday Words in Nebraska . . . South Carolina Mayors Institute on Community Design . . . The Culture and Heritage of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Driving and Walking Tour . . . Massachusetts Big Yellow Bus Program


Frequently Asked Questions

How many state arts agencies are divisions of larger cultural affairs departments within state government?


Did You Know?

Amateur Informal Arts Can Increase Quality of Life in Low-Income Neighborhoods . . .