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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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Executive Director's Column

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz

A NASAA policy paper published prior to the 2008 election laid out principles for the new administration. Later, I met with the Obama transition team's arts leaders to offer state arts agency perspectives. This month I explain how the president's Arts Policy Committee's priorities dovetail with our agenda . . .


Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

Contending with Economic Uncertainty Resource Area . . . Museums Advocacy Day, February 23-24. . . 2009 National Accessibility Leadership Award . . . Dance/USA's Engaging Dance Audiences Pilot . . . State of the States Report . . . Emergency Funding for Nonprofits . . . Museums and Public Financing . . . Fewer Movers, More Stayers. . . Dennis Holub Retires from South Dakota Arts Council . . .


Legislative Update

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

Congress Moves Economic Stimulus Package with Funding for the Arts . . . Artists' Charitable Deduction Back on the Agenda . . .


State to State

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity

This month: Black Belt Arts Initiative in Alabama strengthens arts education and celebrates cultural expression through oral history . . . Arizona Commission on the Arts joins partners in international cultural exchange with Sonora, Mexico . . . How to assist your constituents in difficult economic times . . .


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to communicate with my senator or representative? . . .


Did You Know?

The Relationship between NEA and SAA Grantees . . .