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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Executive Director's Column

Three Questions for the New Year

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz

Three of the primary forces shaping the future of public support for the arts at the state level are the economy, changing expectations on the part of government and the impact of the digital revolution on how people participate in the arts. Several of you asked for more specific suggestions about how state arts agency leaders can most effectively adapt to their evolving environment and foster the adaptive capacity of their constituents. Here are three key questions for your consideration. . . .

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Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

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Legislative Update

2011 Funding Decisions Delayed; IMLS Reauthorization Approved by Congress; IRA Charitable Rollover Extended

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

President Obama has signed another continuing resolution carrying existing appropriations through early 2011, when the new Congress will set funding for the NEA and others . . . Legislation reauthorizing the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the next five years passed the House and Senate shortly before the end of the 2010 legislative calendar . . . The so-called IRA Charitable Rollover giving incentive—a top tax policy priority for the nonprofit community—will extend through 2011 . . .

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State to State

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity

Arkansas invests in its cultural development through cultural regional arts grants that support arts and heritage programs and collaborations . . . The Washington State Arts Commission offers learning events to help arts organizations adapt to shifts in arts participation . . .

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Research on Demand

New Creative Economy Resources

NASAA Research Director Angela Han

NASAA's Creative Economic Development Resource Center—a clearinghouse for information about the creative economy—is updated regularly with facts, figures and reports from the field. Here are some recently published economic impact reports . . .

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