NASAA provides a wide spectrum of planning resources that help improve the planning knowledge and skills of state arts agencies. We work to highlight best practices, organize what we know about successful planning, supplement it with fresh and innovative ideas, and make that synthesis systematically available to the field via practical, how-to resources. Through our professional association of the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies, members can take advantage of the following resources:
telephone and e-mail consultation
on-site facilitation of planning-to-plan meetings and visioning sessions
overviews of national arts trends for occasions such as statewide conferences, planning meetings and council meetings
consultation on special planning subjects such as planning for technology or performance
professional development and training opportunities at NASAA's annual conference
clearinghouse of examples of state arts agency plans
referrals to state arts agency colleagues facing similar challenges
referrals to consultants with state-level planning experience
During 2000, NASAA has developed a virtual planning center that provides updates to this toolkit, examples of state arts agency strategic plans, links to online planning resources and other helpful materials.
current and historical analysis of state arts agency budget data
current and historical analysis of state arts agency grant-making data
current information on programs and staffing
state-to-state comparisons and cluster analyses
assistance with survey designs
consultation for packaging and presenting data (tabulations, reports, maps, etc.) for planning documents, publications and budget requests
Report to the Task Force on Cultural Pluralism: Summarizes policy and program strategies for cultural diversity and outlines indicators of commitment to be used in agency self-assessment.
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the nonprofit, tax-exempt membership organization of the state arts agencies of the United States and six U.S. jurisdictions including American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NASAA's mission is to advance and promote a meaningful role for the arts in the lives of individuals, families and communities throughout the United States. NASAA empowers state arts agencies through strategic assistance that fosters leadership, enhances planning and decision making, and increases resources. NASAA's program areas include policy development, research, leadership development, communications and advocacy.