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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Executive Director's Column

Keeping State Arts Agencies Strong

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz

A column I wrote as the latest economic downturn was gaining momentum recommended that state arts agencies review their missions and management, communication needs and activities, and cultural leadership agendas. It is worth another read in light of the changes that have taken place since then, and as a reminder of how NASAA can assist you in troubled times. . . .


Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information


Legislative Update

NASAA's Bipartisan Advocacy Scores on Capitol Hill

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

NASAA's bipartisan approach to advocacy delivered a strong position for state arts agencies in the final 2012 budget plan Congress approved for the National Endowment for the Arts. The arts managed to stay free of much of the partisan squabbling while legislators in the appropriations committees worked across party lines to produce the best outcome. . . .


State to State

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity

Encouraging grantee advocacy in Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Mexico, Texas and Vermont . . .


Research on Demand

State Arts Agency Structure within State Government

NASAA Chief Program and Planning Officer Kelly J.Barsdate

State arts agencies occupy a wide variety of structural positions within state government. Fueled by state budget shortfalls and political churn, four state arts agencies were reorganized in fiscal year 2012. NASAA offers information on state arts agency structure and related policy factors. . . .