Thursday, February 10, 2011
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Guest author: Tim Jones, chair, Nevada Arts Council, and member, NASAA Advocacy Advisory Group
"When Nevada's legislature convenes this month, lawmakers will face what many concede is the worst budget crisis in its history," says guest columnist Tim Jones. "Each board member is mindful of being nimble when it comes to advocacy opportunities." Jones shares advocacy strategies that state arts agency council members can put to use as their legislatures develop fiscal 2012 budgets . . .
Measures being put forward by the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives are setting the stage for a fiscal year 2012 budget showdown. The proposals indicate that funding issues will lead the congressional agenda, challenging the vigilance of arts advocates . . .
Georgia documents economic impact with a new tool . . . Oregon collaborates to support artists with career opportunity grants. . . Maine forges an international cultural partnership with New Brunswick, Canada . . . Arizona promotes the arts with a campaign to increase understanding and foster participation . . .
NASAA's survey of FY2011 state arts agency budgets is now available, along with a press release. This research helps state arts agencies compare their own budgets with those of neighboring states, and provides data that advocates can use to make a convincing case for public support of the arts . . .