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For Council Members

As an appointed state arts agency board or commission member, your leadership and advocacy are essential to the success of your agency. Here are some NASAA resources designed to help you!

Be Informed

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News and resources of special interest to volunteer arts leaders:


Stay Connected

  • Upcoming Events You’re invited!
  • Web Seminars Tune in from your home or office, or check out past sessions.
  • Facebook Keep up with NASAA and your peers online, and join in the conversation

NASAA Member Benefits

  • Arts and creativity strengthen our nation—and NASAA strengthens state arts agencies! Learn how NASAA works for you to elevate the value of the arts for all.
  • Get the scoop on how NASAA serves you in the latest edition of Action Plan Highlights.

Get Involved

  • Share your good work. If you’ve written an article or op-ed or led a special council activity, let NASAA know so that we can share your success with other states.
  • Serve on a NASAA committee, where you can help develop NASAA’s board leadership, annual plan, fundraising or policy work. Contact Chief Advancement Officer Laura Smith to inquire.
  • Members help make our work possible through their personal charitable contributions. Consider making a gift to NASAA. Thank you!

NASAA’s mission is to strengthen state arts agencies. Call on NASAA: 202-347-6352.


Banner : ArtsWA council meeting, by Shanna Paxton Photography

Outgoing Minnesota Arts Board Chair Philip McKenzie and incoming Chair Uri Camarena, 2024