Thursday, March 15, 2012
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Although a growing body of evidence demonstrates the valuable learning benefits that it provides, arts education continues to be viewed as optional in the curriculum and marginalized in terms of resources. This month, I share three strategic recommendations for advocates of arts education.
At the start of each year's congressional session, NASAA works with the other arts service organizations engaged in legislative advocacy to draw up our collective policy agenda for the coming months. . . .
Fresh approaches to promoting the economic value of the arts: Public opinion polling in Massachusetts . . . Evaluating cultural districts in Maryland . . . Economic impact data from Michigan . . . SmART Cities and Towns in North Carolina . . .
Twice each year, NASAA collects comprehensive information on state arts agency revenues. The most recent survey collected details on states' fiscal year 2011 and 2012 budgets. In addition to the facts provided in the new report, NASAA can customize data to help you answer questions from your council, legislators, the press or the public. . . .