Tuesday, August 4, 2011
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It has been a challenging stretch for state arts agencies as state legislatures made tough decisions about funding. The experiences of several states offer insight into how SAAs handled what came their way and illustrate successful approaches to sustaining public arts funding under duress.
House Republicans and Democrats joined in bipartisan support for federal arts funding in the Interior Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2012, defeating attempts at further cuts in the NEA budget.
Montana Arts Council Receives Funding from U.S. Department of Agriculture for Native American and Rural Artists . . . Californians Donate Income Tax to Arts Council . . .
NASAA's newly released Fiscal Year 2012 Legislative Appropriations Preview summarizes how state arts agencies fared during this year's budget deliberations. . . .