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Friday, February 10, 2012

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Executive Director's Column

Keeping State Arts Agencies Strong

Guest Author: NASAA President and Montana Arts Council Executive Director Arlynn Fishbaugh

NASAA President and Montana Arts Council Executive Director Arlynn Fishbaugh

NASAA's new president recognizes the challenges that state arts agency leaders continue to face; reminds us of the plentiful support, resources and community offered by NASAA; and shares tips for building relationships with state legislators to generate meaningful dialogue about the public value of the arts. . . .


Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information


Legislative Update

Back to the Future: Congress Begins a New Legislative Session

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

Congress convened in mid-January to begin its second legislative session. Regarding appropriations, we might expect something of a rerun this year, such as proposals to eliminate or severely cut NEA funding. Again, arts advocates will look to shore up the support of Republican and Democratic champions who took up the cause in the 2012 appropriations process and defended the value of federal arts funding. . . .


State to State

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity

Leveraging creative sector assets in Connecticut . . . Collaborating for arts access in West Virginia schools . . . Promoting cultural tourism in New Mexico . . .