Updated NASAA Member Directory

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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Executive Director's Column

Arts Education Initiative Illustrates the Value of Infrastructure

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz

It was not long ago that a task force to examine arts education policy jointly convened by one of the most influential education associations and a state-based network of arts educators would have been unimaginable. Now it is happening.

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Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

Next NASAA Web Seminar: Creative Technology Strategies . . . Assembly 2010: Travel Details, Airport Music and Art . . . Dance/USA 2010 Annual Conference . . . Save America's Treasures Accepting Applications . . . Barnett Symposium on the Arts & Public Policy May 24-25 . . . State Government after the Recession . . . Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art . . . Museum Attendance and Funding in a Year of Recession . . . Aspen Institute Roundtable: Making Culture and Humanities Important in America . . . NASAA Publication of the Month: No Shipping Charge for Design for Accessibility . . .

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Legislative Update

Health Care Law and Nonprofit Employers, Education Act Reauthorization Begins

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

The health care reform measure signed into law by the president provides assistance to small businesses and to nonprofit organizations in providing health insurance to their employees . . . Hearings have begun on overhauling the statute currently known as No Child Left Behind, and NASAA and our colleagues have submitted recommendations pertaining to arts education . . .

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State to State

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity

Jesse Rye

Florida's Arts in Healthcare for Rural Communities Toolkit . . . Traveling Exhibition Program in Nevada . . . Arts Education Surveys in Louisiana . . . Preserving Cultural Heritage in New Hampshire

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Research on Demand

Fiscal Year 2010 Funding and Grant Making Report

NASAA Research Director Angela Han

Just released, NASAA's FY 2010 Funding and Grant Making report provides an overview of state arts agency funding and grant-making activities.

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Did You Know?

Most Craft Artists Work without Insurance

A report from the Craft Emergency Relief Fund reveals that nearly 69% of professional craft artists are not properly insured against an accident or disaster that might destroy their equipment, tools, supplies, or inventory . . .

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