Wednesday, October 7, 2009
List your statewide event in the Community Calendar
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.
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. . . . .
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. . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
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. . .
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. . . .