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INTEGRATING THE ARTS INTO HEALTH CARE
Arts in Healthcare for Rural Communities Toolkit
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
AIM for the Panhandle is a multiyear project of Shands Arts in Medicine program, supported by Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (FDCA), the National Endowment for the Arts and the University of Florida Center for the Arts in Healthcare. The project is designed to create a working model for arts in health care programs in rural Florida communities. To illustrate this model, the Arts in Healthcare for Rural Communities Toolkit was designed to provide resources for the development of arts in health care programs and projects that address health disparities and support individual and community health in rural communities. The project is in its second year and will be featured as the rural arts in health care model at the Society for Arts in Healthcare 21st Annual International Conference. To find out more, contact FDCA Accessibility Coordinator Laura Lewis Blischke.
ACCESS TO THE ARTS
NTI-Traveling Exhibition Program
Nevada Arts Council
The Nevada Arts Council's NTI-Traveling Exhibition Program is one of the components of the Nevada Touring Initiative (NTI). The program delivers high quality visual arts exhibits to community-based organizations throughout Nevada. All of the traveling exhibits are delivered and installed by a professional installer for an affordable fee. The rental fee includes loan of the artwork, installation and pick-up, insurance, publicity materials and gallery notes. Visit the NAC Web site and click on drop-down menu Rosters/Exhibitions to access NTI-Traveling Exhibition Program application, descriptions, inventory lists, gallery notes and publicity packets. For more information, contact NTI Associate Dominique Palladino or Artist Services Coordinator Fran Morrow.
ARTS EDUCATION RESEARCH
Arts in Education Surveys
Louisiana Division of the Arts
The results of three arts education surveys are available on the Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA) Web site. The Louisiana Arts in Education surveys, commissioned by the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and conducted by KID smART, a nonprofit arts education organization based in New Orleans, resulted in three separate reports: Public Survey 2009; District Survey 2009; and School Survey 2009. Each of the reports documents the survey results from the perspective of different constituencies relating to arts education. By examining these pictures of arts education, they hope to encourage a conversation on how the arts are able to invigorate education in Louisiana and help to prepare students for the 21st century work force. With the passing of Act 175 in 2007, Louisiana gained a strong engine to help make the arts accessible to children in Louisiana's public school systems. These surveys were conducted as part of the process to ensure high quality arts education to all students in Louisiana. For more information about the surveys and results, contact LDOA Arts-in-Education Director Bethany France.
PRESERVING CULTURAL HERITAGE
Cultural Conservation Grants
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (NHSCA) awards Cultural Conservation grants for the conservation of publicly owned documents, artwork or cultural facilities that contribute to New Hampshire's arts and cultural heritage. Funding for the grant comes from the Conservation License Plate Trust Fund, which is supported from the sale of specialty license plates and supplements existing state, environmental and preservation programs. The New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources receives a portion of these funds and then distributes it among the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, the New Hampshire State Library and NHSCA. To learn more about Cultural Conservation grants, contact NHSCA Chief Grants Officer Cassandra Erickson.
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NASAA works continuously to keep you abreast of the latest trends in the state arts agency field and let you know about innovative state arts agency programs. The State to State column provides a sampling of state programs, products and services for you to browse for information and inspiration. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to this column.