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January 6, 2020

Arkansas: Veterans Arts Grant

Author Janis Kearney leads a memoir writing workshop for veterans during a pilot program that brought more arts to veterans in 2018. The Arkansas Arts Council recently launched a new grant initiative to increase access to the arts for Arkansas’s military veterans. Among more than 21 million veterans who live in…

January 6, 2020

New Mexico: The Arts Trails Program

High Road Artisans Tour and Trail logo The Arts Trails Program is a place based art and economic development initiative by New Mexico Arts designed to put New Mexico artists on the map and widen markets for local artisans and creative enterprises. The state arts agency provides funding for community based…

January 6, 2020

New York: New Creative Aging Initiative

A Lifetime Arts Creative Aging watercolor class is taught by teaching artist Josh Millis at New York Public Library. Photo by Herb Scher The New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Office for the Aging recently partnered to launch a new Creative Aging Initiative. The program…

December 2, 2019

Georgia: Preventing Youth Exploitation

Through Wellspring Living programs, sex trafficking survivors and those at risk are provided the opportunity to live and dream again. Photo courtesy Wellspring Living The Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) has partnered with the Georgia Attorney General’s Office, the Georgia Department of Education, Wellspring Living and Street Grace to use…

December 2, 2019

Nevada: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Workshop

Participants describe a grant they created for ADA Compliancy and Community Development. Photo courtesy Michelle Patrick The Nevada Arts Council conducted a workshop entitled Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) through Reconciliation, in partnership with the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs. This program was specifically designed for arts…

December 2, 2019

Northern Marianas: Maritime Traditions Revival

Two master navigators and four students review the stars’ alignments and location. Each rock on the mat represents a star that guides the navigators through their journey. Photo courtesy Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture, Northern Mariana Islands A top objective of the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture, Northern Mariana…

November 6, 2019

Rhode Island: Arts and Health Network Artist in Residence Program

Jazzmen-Lee-Johnson, 2019 Arts and Health Network Artist in Residence Program The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) have partnered on a new Artist in Residence Program. This residency program embeds artists within the state department of health to drive creative arts…

November 6, 2019

Louisiana: Veterans Songwriting Workshop

Veterans participating in Songs for Survivors – Veterans Songwriting Workshop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana More than 284,000 veterans live in Louisiana, and the Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA) is seeking ways to address the unique needs of this population. The LDOA, in concert with Baton Rouge Music Studios and the…

November 6, 2019

Hawai'i: Young Artists of Hawai'i

Photos from recent Young Artists of Hawai’i exhibits, courtesy State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Young Artists of Hawai’i is an annual student art competition and exhibition that recognizes creative excellence among Hawai’i’s students in kindergarten through sixth grade. This exhibit is presented by the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture…

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…

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