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September 9, 2019

Wyoming: Health and Wellness through the Arts

Ark Regional Services in Laramie, Wyoming, facilitates opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to live, learn, work and play at their Cooper Center for Creative Arts. Back row from left: Steven Singleton, Molly Giehart, Daniel Pourkaldani, Eric Petersen, Carissa Isom, Jon Hunt Sell. Photo courtesy Ark Regional Services The Wyoming Arts…

September 9, 2019

North Carolina: Come Hear NC

Come Hear NC partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s campaign to save Nina Simone’s childhood home with an unforgettable performance by Lisa Simone, daughter of Nina Simone, at the North Carolina Museum of Art, in Raleigh. Photo by Sandra Davidson The State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina…

September 9, 2019

Maryland: Teaching Artist Credentials

Carien Quiroga and Dwight McNair share their artistic responses to a creative process map. Photo by Lillian Jacobson The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is collaborating with the Fine Arts Office at the Maryland State Department of Education to offer a new series of professional development courses designed to strengthen the…

August 5, 2019

Minnesota: Teaching Artist Training in Creative Aging

Teaching artists participate in creative aging training. Photo by Sarah Drebelbiss The Minnesota State Arts Board joined with Aroha Philanthropies to cosponsor a two-day creative aging training for Minnesota teaching artists. Fifty teaching artists from around the state were selected through a lottery process to participate in the July 2019 training.…

August 5, 2019

Massachusetts: DEI Plan

Bianca Leigh and MJ Rodriguez in Trans Scripts, Part I – The Women. Photo courtesy American Repertory Theater; image by Recognizing the increasing diversity of Massachusetts as a civic, cultural and economic asset, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) adopted a comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Plan. The plan guides…

August 5, 2019

Nebraska: Creative Relief Partnership

Percussionist and Omaha native Joey Gulizia, one of the NebraskaStrong Creative Relief performers NebraskaStrong Creative Relief is a new partnership between the Nebraska Library Commission and the Nebraska Arts Council (NAC). The goal of the collaboration is to use the arts to bring people together and affirm resourcefulness, civic cohesion, grit…

July 9, 2019

Oklahoma: Arts Disaster Resource Page

A Storm Passing Northwest of Anadarko, a large-scale painting by Wilson Hurley in the Oklahoma Capitol Art Collection. Image courtesy of the Oklahoma Arts Council The Oklahoma Arts Council (OAC) has launched a new web page designed to help artists and arts organizations to recover from natural and other disasters. The…

July 9, 2019

Utah: Social Impact Study

Some of the findings from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums social impact study According to the results of a pilot social impact study that the Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UA&M) is conducting, museum visitation is correlated with statistically significant increases in health and well-being, intercultural competence, strengthened…

June 5, 2019

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity: Artist Fellowships

The majority of state arts agencies have an individual artist fellowship program to recognize and honor the creative achievements of their state’s residents. While these programs generally share broad goals—such as fostering the development of new artwork and advancing creative careers—they each are designed to respond to the particular needs of a state’s cultural ecosystem.…

April 29, 2019

Indiana: InstaGrant

InstaGrant nominees at the 2018 Indiana Arts Homecoming. Courtesy of the Indiana Arts Commission Crowdsourcing is helping the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) to surface, highlight and share—as well as reward—exemplary arts activities during its annual constituent convening. Through its InstaGrant program, IAC awards $2,500 to an arts organization or project determined…

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