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November 3, 2020

American Samoa: Sogelau Monument Project

American Samoa Council on Arts, Culture and Humanities Executive Director Tiumaluali’i Mary Taufete’e (right) with artist and board member Reggie Meredith-Fitiao in front of model of Sogelau Monument/Samoan village under construction at Museum of American Samoa. Photo courtesy American Samoa Council on Arts, Culture and Humanities The American Samoa Council on…

November 3, 2020

Maine: Audience Outlook Survey

Several state arts agencies across the country have conducted surveys to study the impact of COVID-19 on arts organizations and artists, however the Audience Outlook survey led by the Maine Arts Commission is notable because of its unique emphasis on audience needs and perceptions. The Maine Arts Commission recently released results of the survey, which…

November 3, 2020

Pennsylvania: Creative Business Loan Fund

A professional dancer is recorded in a studio. Photo courtesy of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts In an exciting new opportunity for small creative businesses across Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) has organized the Creative Business Loan Fund. This Creative Business Loan is the direct result of…

October 6, 2020

Kentucky: Native Reflections

Piqua Shawnee tribal member Helen Danser, chair of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission, discusses the artwork of Carrie Rogers, Native Inspired-Shawnee, and Brigit Truex, Enrolled Member-Abenaki Nation of Missiquoi, during an opening reception at the Gateway Regional Arts Center in Mt. Sterling. Photo courtesy Kentucky Arts Council The Kentucky Arts…

October 6, 2020

South Arts: Emerging Leaders of Color

A recent cohort from Emerging Leaders of Color. Photo by Chrissy Deal, WESTAF South Arts has launched the Emerging Leaders of Color program. Designed to nurture the next generation of diverse cultural leaders in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, this professional development initiative will help…

October 6, 2020

Wyoming: Creative Aging Initiative

Jackson Hole Living Center residents take part in an arts class offered by St. John’s Hospital Foundation. Photo courtesy St. John’s Hospital Foundation The Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming State Library and Lifetime Arts have entered into a unique collaboration to advance creative aging. The new initiative will support the design…

September 2, 2020

New Jersey, Missouri, Nebraska: COVID-19 Guidance for Resuming Arts Activities

Arts and culture play a vital role in crisis recovery and collective well-being. There is currently a high level of interest in learning how to reopen the arts sector after the programming reductions forced by COVID-19. However, resuming arts activities and reopening cultural venues require addressing a kaleidoscope of ever-changing circumstances. Reopening practices necessitate taking…

September 2, 2020

DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV: 2020 Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artists Virtual Retreat

Teaching artists play a valuable role in bridging the gap between the arts and education, bringing their unique skillsets and experience to a wide variety of classrooms and communities. However, there is limited opportunity for teaching artists to engage in professional development and share their experiences with one another on a large scale. Recognizing this…

August 3, 2020

Oregon, Utah, Vermont: Supplementary COVID-19 Relief

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act included $150 billion in federal funding assistance for states and localities. These dollars (separate from funds distributed through the National Endowment for the Arts) are available to help state and county governments address unanticipated costs of COVID-19. States may elect to use some of the funds…

July 8, 2020

Connecticut: Artists Respond Grant Program

Connecticut Artists Respond grantee Rashmi Talpade is providing an online photo-collage workshop. Photo by Rashmi Talpade, May 2020 Using a combination of state and federal funds, the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) developed the Connecticut Artists Respond Grants program to harness the creative energies of artists and teaching artists to…

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