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Friday, February 12, 2010

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Executive Director's Column

Testimony on Arts Education

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz recently testified before the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization Committee about the importance of the arts to American education. . . .


Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

NASAA Assembly 2010 . . . February NASAA Web Seminar: Creative Leadership . . . Meet the NASAA Board of Directors . . . Museums Advocacy Day . . . Indiana Arts Commission Receives 2009 National Accessibility Leadership Award; 2010 Nominations Open . . . FY2010 Legislative Appropriations Survey Results . . . Orchestra Audience Demographic Trends . . . Nonprofit Finance Fund Survey Invitation . . . Impact of the Recession on Nonprofits . . . Register Early for Arts Education Partnership Spring Forum . . . Federal Arts in Education Grant Program . . . Technology Donations for Nonprofit Arts Organizations . . . Choreographing from Within . . . Massachusetts Leaders Form Cultural Caucus . . . Virginia's Peggy Baggett Honored . . . NASAA Publication of the Month: Critical Evidence As Low as $2.00 per Copy . . .


Legislative Update

2011 Budget Proposal Decreases NEA Funding

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

The president's budget for fiscal year 2011 proposes to cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, calls for freezing domestic discretionary spending at current levels for three years, and would eliminate the $40 million currently allocated to the U.S. Department of Education for arts in education grants. . . .


State to State

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity

Jesse Rye

Social networking tips from Arkansas . . . Building the capacity of Oregonís arts organizations . . . Reaching out to underserved populations in Maryland . . . Supporting individual artists in Illinois . . . Free admissions to caregivers and family of disabled individuals in Nebraska . . .


Did You Know?

Ways to Use Mobile Apps in the Arts

A recent interview by Technology in the Arts examines how audiences and artists are using mobile applications, and a related video offers examples of mobile apps developed by performing arts organizations. . . .