Wednesday, June 8, 2011
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Governor Sam Brownback's May 28 veto of the Kansas Arts Commission's fiscal year 2012 budget proves that he does not recognize what every other state and U.S. territory has recognized: that the expressive life of the people of a state is a public good.
Congressional staffers have suggested that it could be another long year of wrangling over funding solutions before a final budget product is produced in the form of appropriations legislation for the president to sign. . . .
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs offers tourists a front-row seat. . . Tennessee Arts Commission documents academic gains . . . Oklahoma Arts Council reduces gang involvement . . .
NASAA's new fact sheet provides a succinct overview of the relationship between the National Endowment for the Arts and state arts agencies. This collaboration increases citizens' return on their investment by extending the reach of federal dollars into each state and broadening public access to the arts. State-by-state maps are also available . . .
What happens to alumni of performing and visual arts programs? A new report responds to stereotypes and misconceptions abounded about what these graduates were doing and provides a clearer picture of their activities. . . .