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New from NASAA: Inclusive Language Guide

New from NASAA: Inclusive Language Guide

July 28, 2020 As state arts agencies continue to strive toward greater equity for all, it’s important to be sure the language we use with grantees, partners and legislators—and each other—is accessible and inclusive. Constituents who may be coping with acute social, financial and health related struggles appreciate respectful, bias-free interactions, both spoken and written.…

State Policy, the Arts  and COVID-19

State Policy, the Arts and COVID-19

April 21, 2020 Dear NASAA members and advocacy colleagues: I know you all are working overtime to address the immediate needs of artists and arts organizations in your state while also keeping an eye on the long-term effects of COVID-19 on our field. NASAA, likewise, is straddling the present moment and the future outlook. We’re…

Small Business Administration Loans Update

Small Business Administration Loans Update

April 23, 2020 Update Congress has enacted legislation to replenish Small Business Administration (SBA) loan funds that help small businesses and nonprofits mitigate the economic damage of COVID-19. Apart from providing funds to bolster the SBA’s loan processing systems, the new legislation authorizes an additional $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program and another $60…