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June 15, 2018

Indiana: On-Ramp

2018 On-Ramp participants. Photo by Bridget Eckert The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) recently announced the inaugural cohort of 36 artists for its creative-entrepreneurship accelerator program. On-Ramp is designed to help early career artists ramp up their entrepreneurial journey, move faster toward their business goals and navigate professional challenges on the way.…

June 15, 2018

Georgia: Conveying the Impact of the Arts

Image courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts Communicating the value of public support for the arts can be challenging without a common language shared by elected officials, local arts leaders, individual artists, educators and other stakeholders. The Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), acknowledging this barrier while developing its Strategic…

June 15, 2018

Delaware: Seashore Poets' & Prose Writers' Retreat

Writers stay in cottages at Indian River Marina. Photo courtesy of Delaware Seashore State Park In recognition of the value of artist residencies—as many artists point to time and space as the factors that foster their most fecund creativity—the Delaware Division of the Arts (DDA) biennially organizes and underwrites the Delaware…

June 15, 2018

State to State Articles Archived on NASAA Website

Great news! All of NASAA’s State to State articles are now available in the new State to State Article Archive. Browsable by date and searchable by state/region, topic and keywords, the archive is a quick and easy way to learn about innovative policies, programs and practices from state arts agencies and regional arts organizations around…

May 2, 2018

North Carolina: Military and Healing Arts Grants

The Cape Fear Regional Theatre presents Downrange: Voices from the Homefront, by North Carolina playwright Mike Wiley. Image courtesy of Raul Rubiera Photography The North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC) recognizes that the intrinsic benefits of the arts—including empowerment through self-expression and interpersonal connections through creativity—can be especially important to military service…

May 2, 2018

California: Reentry through the Arts

Participant artwork from the AjA Project’s Reentry through the Arts grant program, bridging technical and soft skills with the art of participatory photography. Photo by AjA Project, courtesy California Arts Council Reentry through the Arts is a two-year pilot program the California Arts Council (CAC) developed to foster transformative arts experiences…

May 2, 2018

Iowa Culture Mobile App

The Iowa Culture app helps Iowans and out-of-state visitors alike to discover, enjoy and share the thousands of arts, culture and historical experiences of the Hawkeye State. The app was developed and is managed by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and its constituent agencies, including the Iowa Arts Council (IAC), which identified more than 600 arts locations and…

April 4, 2018

Maryland: Artist Registry & Marketplace

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), like most state arts agencies, has long supported individual artists through an artist registry that enables curators, collectors and other arts enthusiasts to discover their work. As the Internet became artists’ primary means for self-promotion and the advent of e-commerce websites like Etsy made it easier for artists to…

April 4, 2018

Kentucky: Arts Access Assistance Grant

Recognizing that Kentucky residents may be underserved for a variety of reasons—such as age, ethnicity, disability, geographic location or economic status—the Kentucky Arts Council (KAC) designed flexibility into its Arts Access Assistance program so it could annually recalibrate and expand its support of citizens who have limited opportunities to experience the arts. Through the program,…

April 4, 2018

Utah: New Nation Project

Inspired by how the musical Hamilton has spurred interest in American history and the promise of democracy, the New Nation Project is a multipart effort of the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts and its six divisions, including the Division of Arts & Museums, to engage students and citizens in civic and cultural life through…

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