Friday, March 4, 2011
List your statewide event in the Community Calendar
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. . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .