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About Peer Groups

NASAA is a networking hub for state arts agency peer groups—groups of staff or council members who share similar roles or job responsibilities. These peer groups are a key part of the NASAA family, providing a welcoming and rewarding professional community that is a year-round source of information and insight. Active participation in a peer group builds your job knowledge, strengthens you as a leader, and provides valuable opportunities for you to compare strategies and perspectives with a savvy and supportive national network of colleagues.

NASAA maintains contact rosters for state arts agency job-alike peer groups:

  • Accessibility Coordinators
  • Arts Education Managers
  • Chairs and Council Members
  • Communications/Public Information Officers
  • Community Development Managers
  • Deputy/Assistant Directors
  • Executive Directors
  • Facilities/Capital Program Coordinators
  • Folk/Traditional Arts Managers
  • Grants/Fiscal Officers
  • Individual Artists Coordinators
  • Presenting/Touring/Performing Arts Coordinators

To request a list, please contact NASAA Communications Manager Sue Struve. Note that lists are available only to state arts agencies for informational and networking purposes. Lists will not be supplied to third parties or provided for the promotion of any projects, programs, products or events. To add or remove your name from a peer group roster, write to Sandi Tun. For more information about state arts agency peer groups, contact Eric Giles.

Accessibility Coordinators

National Endowment for the Arts Accessibility Resources
Listserv

Arts Education Managers

2021 State Arts Agency Arts Education Managers Professional Development Institute Proceedings
2020 State Arts Agency Arts Education Managers Professional Development Institute Proceedings
2019 State Arts Agency Arts Education Managers Professional Development Institute Proceedings
2018 Professional Development Institute Proceedings
Assembly 2018 Peer Session Notes
2017 Professional Development Institute Proceedings
2016 State Arts Agency Professional Development Institute
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Notes
2015 Professional Development Institute Proceedings
2014 State Arts Agency Arts Education Managers Professional Development Institute
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes
Arts Education Managers Professional Development Resources
Arts Education Working Group Roster
Listserv

Chairs and Council Members

For Council Members
2019 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2018 Peer Session Notes
2017 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Notes
2015 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes
2013 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Listserv

Communications/Public Information Officers

Assembly 2018 Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes
Listserv

Community Development Managers

Welcome Letter
Welcome Packet
Workshop: The Arts as a Key Element in Thriving Communities
Assembly 2018 Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes
Listserv

Deputy/Assistant Directors

2019 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2018 Peer Session Notes
2017 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Notes
2015 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes
2013 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Listserv

Executive Directors

2019 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2018 Peer Session Notes
2017 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Notes
2015 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes

2013 Leadership Institute:

Presentation on Creative Aging Initiative
Changing Paradigms Discussion Summary

Listserv

Folk/Traditional Arts Managers

Toward a Bright Future: A Look at the State of the Folk and Traditional Arts
Assembly 2018 Peer Session Agenda
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Agenda
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes and Video
Listserv

Grants/Fiscal Officers

Assembly 2018 Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes
Listserv