Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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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. . . .
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. . . .
Encouraging grantee advocacy in Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Mexico, Texas and Vermont . . .
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. . . .