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National League of Cities: Creativity Sparks Economic Renewal

National League of Cities: Creativity Sparks Economic Renewal

September 24, 2021 Greetings to NASAA colleagues: We all know the arts have a critical role to play in postpandemic economic recovery. While recent boosts to state funding for the arts are encouraging, we know they won’t be sustained unless policymakers receive consistent and credible messages about how the arts strengthen our economy, our workforce…

To Accelerate Our Economic Recovery, Look to the Arts

To Accelerate Our Economic Recovery, Look to the Arts

June 1, 2021 Greetings to NASAA members and colleagues: It’s heartwarming to see communities begin to bustle again after our long pandemic lockdown, but the economic damage caused by COVID-19 is far from over. The arts have an important role to play in sparking economic recovery for everyone. We need to carry that message to…

The Creative Economy at the Vanguard of Economic Recovery

The Creative Economy at the Vanguard of Economic Recovery

Updated Creative Economy State Profiles are now available, describing the value of arts and cultural production in every state prior to the global coronavirus pandemic. These data, published by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Endowment), are an authoritative source for the value of…

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