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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Executive Director's Column

Changing Audiences in Changing Times

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz

Recession or no recession, one of the most challenging issues facing artists and arts organizations is how to adapt effectively to changing patterns of participation in the arts. NASAA offers a range of tools including research, custom workshops, and more. . . .


Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

Next NASAA Web Seminar: 2011 Budget Forecast . . . Affordable Registration for NASAA Assembly 2010 . . . Healthcare and Nonprofits . . . Webcasts Available of WebWise 2010 Conference: Imagining the Digital Future. . . Kenneth May Named South Carolina Arts Commission Executive Director . . .


Legislative Update

Capitol Hill Budget Process on Slow Track; Congress Prepares Tax Bill

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

The House and Senate are behind schedule on developing a budget and drafting appropriations bills for fiscal year 2011. While the Senate Budget Committee has approved a budget resolution that reduces President Obama's discretionary spending request by $4 billion, the House Budget Committee has no resolution in place. The funding level for the National Endowment for the Arts remains uncertain. . . . Congressional tax-writing committees have agreed on a bill that encompasses a range of proposals, including tax incentives for charitable donations. . . .


State to State

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity

Jesse Rye

Creation of the Colorado Council on Creative Industries . . . Connecting artists to new business opportunities in Kentucky . . . Technology and folklife in Iowa . . . Supporting individual artists in Kansas . . . Funding flexibility in Wyoming. . . .


Research on Demand

NASAA's New Web Resources

NASAA Research Director Angela Han

The expanded Research section of NASAA's new website contains a wealth of information and resources for state arts agencies, from arts participation and arts education to creative economic development, funding strategies, grant making, and strategic planning. . . .