Updated NASAA Member Directory

Friday, March 4, 2011

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NationalAssembly of State Arts Agencies

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Executive Director's Column

NASAA Communication: Timely and Relevant

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz

As a key source of information for and about state arts agencies, NASAA works continually to facilitate members' understanding and discussion of trends and to provide them with tools to make the case for the value of what they do. NASAA understands the importance of frequent consultation with members so we can responsibly communicate in a way that serves their best interests. . . .

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Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

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Legislative Update

House Cuts NEA 2011 Funds, Action Moves to Senate; Obama Asks for NEA Cut in 2012

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

Congress struggles with completing a final continuing resolution for funding the remaining 2011 fiscal year. The House has passed its recommendation for a $43.1 million cut to NEA funding; the Senate must complete its bill. Concurrently, President Obama has proposed in his FY2012 budget a cut to NEA funding of $21.245 million from the FY2010 level. . . .

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State to State

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity

Partnering for Physical Education in Mississippi: The Mississippi Arts Commission is extending the reach of a program that introduces middle schoolers to ballroom dance and social etiquette. . . Harnessing Technology for Arts Learning in Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts arts education webinars are helping teaching artists with grant applications and professional development . . .

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Research on Demand

Per Capita Spending and Ranking, Appropriations Histories, and Other Funding Questions

NASAA Research Director Angela Han

Some of the most frequent requests for information NASAA receives are about per capita spending and rankings data. Read a sampling of questions asked by members about per capita and other funding to learn how you might use this data to make the case for public funding of the arts. . . .

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