Updated NASAA Member Directory

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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Guest Column

Message from the President

NASAA's new president outlines NASAA's priorities and encourages members to participate in advancing our policy goals.


Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

Web Seminar January 22: Artists and the Recession . . . Coming Up Taller Nominations Open . . . ArtistCorps Tennessee Guidebook. . . PoetrySpeaks.com Launches . . . Building Creative Capital . . . States' Fiscal Status . . . NEA Arts Participation Survey Results . . . Foundation Giving Outlook. . . Nebraska Arts Council Staff Honored . . .


Legislative Update

Appropriations Measure Increases Arts Ed Fund; Nonprofits Seek Employer Health Insurance Incentives

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

An omnibus spending bill passed by the House and Senate in December includes $2 million for arts education grants through the U.S. Department of Education's Arts in Education program . . . Congress is considering incentives to help small businesses provide health insurance for their employees . . .


State to State

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity

Jesse Rye

Research and promotion of North Carolina's creative industries and work force . . . Supporting artists with disabilities in Indiana . . . West Virginia's Arts Stability Grant . . . Promoting artists in Delaware . . . Grant application review tips from Georgia . . .


Research on Demand

Support for Local Arts Agencies

NASAA Research Director Angela Han

NASAA's new fact sheet on state arts agency support to local arts agencies provides data on funding, programs and partnerships along with trends and geographic information . . .


Did You Know?

Cultural and Heritage Travel Contributes More Than $192 Billion Annually to the U.S. Economy

A study has found that 78% of leisure travelers participate in cultural and/or heritage activities while they travel, are the most frequent travelers, and are likely to travel farther than other travelers . . .