December 2, 2013
State arts agencies play a vital role in providing arts opportunities in rural communities. NASAA research has shown that state arts agencies make significant investments in rural arts. The infographic here highlights some of these investments, and NASAA’s Support for Arts in Rural Communities fact sheet provides more detail on this work.
Some exciting and relatively new work in the field can be helpful for state arts agencies thinking about how to promote arts impacts in less populous areas of their states. While by no means an exhaustive list of resources, the following recent work and ongoing projects may be of interest:
- A new project from Art of the Rural, the Atlas of Rural Arts and Culture uses PlaceStories technology to create a platform to share immersive stories about rural arts in America.
- The Citizens Institute on Rural Design provides resources for communities seeking improvement via design initiatives.
- Rachel Engh’s piece published in Createquity aptly touches on a number of rural arts issues and resources, and highlights community-specific examples.
For more information on rural arts resources or to discuss how your state might best use data to describe rural arts impact, contact NASAA Research Director Ryan Stubbs.
In this Issue
State to State
- D.C.: New Dedicated Revenue Stream for DC Commission
- New York: Regional Economic Development Council Grants for the Arts
- Ohio: Legislative Spotlight
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Executive Director's Column
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