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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Member Announcement

NASAA Annual (Virtual) Business Meeting November 6

NASAA's annual (virtual) business meeting takes place on Friday, November 6, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. The meeting agenda includes updates on the current federal legislative and policy landscape, reports from the field and NASAA board elections. State arts agency members can participate individually or as a group – all you need is a phone line and an Internet connection. Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more details.


Executive Director's Column

The Federal Impact of the NEA's 40% to State Arts Agencies

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz

The National Endowment for the Arts allocates 40% of its grant budget to state arts agencies and regional arts organizations. Here are four reasons this federally legislated provision makes a compelling case to congressional leaders for the work of these agencies. . . . .


Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

Support NASAA's Annual Fund . . . October 29 Web Seminar: Building Public Will for the Arts . . . Funding Trends in Arts and Culture Webinar . . . Technology in the Arts Podcast Series . . . Materials from National Summit on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities . . . Sandy Shaughnessy Honored . . . New Hampshire Executive Director Rebecca L. Lawrence Retires . . . Tog Newman to Lead Nonprofits Group . . . NASAA Publication of the Month: Arts & the Economy Free to SAAs. . .


Legislative Update

2010 NEA Budget Near Final; Transportation Enhancement Funds Threat Defeated

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

A House-Senate conference committee must resolve disparities between interior appropriations bills that include differing fiscal 2010 funds for the National Endowment for the Arts. . . Amendments that would remove funds from the Transportation Enhancement program, which include public art, have been voted down by the Senate. . . .


State to State

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity

Jesse Rye

Funding Partnerships in Virginia…Recognizing Design in Rhode Island…Measuring the Impact of the Recession in Washington…Increasing Arts Access in Mississippi …Promoting Cultural Tourism in Texas . . .


Research on Demand

Services for National Standard Users

NASAA Research Director Angela Han

NASAA offers several levels of support to state arts agencies that are preparing NEA Final Descriptive Reports using the National Standard for Arts Information Exchange. . .


Did You Know?

Nonprofits Are Getting Caught in a Starvation Cycle

Nonprofit organizations tend to spend less than for-profits on overhead and infrastructure. But by continually reducing costs in these core areas, nonprofits may be jeopardizing their existence. . . .