Wednesday, August 4, 2010
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Last week, in Arizona, I keynoted the statewide Joint Arts Education Conference and made a presentation on "Strategic Advocacy" at the annual Southwest Arts Conference convened by the Arizona Commission on the Arts. I had the opportunity to hear Bob Booker, the commission's executive director (and former president of NASAA) welcome attendees on July 29. Here are his words.
The House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee passed a bill providing $170 million for the National Endowment for the Arts in FY2011, an increase of $3 million over the 2010 budget and $9 million above the amount proposed by the administration . . . Arts advocates scored a significant victory with the announcement at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that the standard applications for visas used by performers would be adjudicated within 14 days . . . A House appropriations subcommittee approved a bill with $40 million in funding for the U.S. Department of Education's arts in education competitive grants for program development . .
Assessing Nonprofit Arts Capacity in Indiana . . . Launching the Million Plates Campaign in California . . . Preventing Child Abuse in Alabama . . . Cash Flow in Idaho . . . Improving Panel Processes in Pennsylvania . . .
NASAA can create a customized report for any state arts agency that compares the agency's funding and grant making over time or against its peers. The report can include funding history, benchmarking analysis, revenue sources and other indicators . . .
Public charities have experienced tremendous growth over the last 10 years. A recent report from the Urban Institute highlights major trends in the size and scope of these organizations and breaks down data by subsector. Arts, culture and humanities organizations account for 11% of all reporting public charities and have experienced higher than average growth in number and assets over 10 years . . .