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March 3, 2021

Pennsylvania: Equitable Operating Support

Children at the Taller Puertorriqueño’s Art Education Programs for Children and Youth. (Taller Puertorriqueño is a long-time Arts Organizations and Arts Programs grantee of PCA’s, located in Philadelphia). Photo by Senia Lopez The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) recently announced a new grant-making strategy designed to increase funding equity for…

March 3, 2021

Washington, Vermont: COVID-19 Relief Reporting

Through the course of 2020, state arts agencies (SAAs) across the nation distributed relief funds and retooled their ongoing grant programs to support cultural organizations and artists during COVID-19. The National Endowment for the Arts Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocation made relief funding possible for all states and jurisdictions, and SAAs…

March 3, 2021

Arizona, Massachusetts: Youth Arts Councils

The arts constitute a vital part of youth development. They prepare students for academic success, equip young adults with the skills needed to thrive in the workplace, and foster meaningful relationships and community (learn more). State arts agencies support this growth through a variety of programs that promote artistic development and engage aspiring artists and…

February 2, 2021

New Hampshire: Makerspace Network

An artist participating in the Artist in Residence program at Claremont MakerSpace, funded through a NHSCA FY2019 General Projects Grant. Photo courtesy of New Hampshire State Council on the Arts The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (NHSCA) is committed to uplifting maker spaces as both communal creative spaces and…

February 2, 2021

West Virginia: Rural Youth Engagement through Public Art

Siblings, by Robert Villamagna. Photo by Steve Brightwell, courtesy West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts are fostering creative youth development, civic engagement and rural placemaking through their new Rural Youth Engagement…

January 5, 2021

Guam: Preserving Local Communities

Umbrella memorial display for the 340th jubilee celebrations at the St. Joseph Church in Inarajan, Guam. Photo courtesy of St. Joseph Church, Inarajan, Guam The Guam Council on the Arts & Humanities Agency (CAHA), the state arts agency of the territory of Guam, works to preserve the cultural traditions of Guam…

January 5, 2021

Nebraska: Historic Posters Reimagined

Poster by Bart Vargas Nebraska has a long history of circulating posters encouraging social action. During times of crisis, conflict and change, posters have been an inexpensive and accessible medium for public messaging around topics like rationing, volunteerism and solidarity. Recognizing that 2020 has been a year of challenge and change,…

December 1, 2020

Massachusetts: CultureRx Initiative

Young girl visiting Norman Rockwell Museum as part of the Social Prescription Program. Photo courtesy Mass Cultural Council At the beginning of this year, Mass Cultural Council began a unique joint venture with Massachusetts Health Connector—the Massachusetts state health insurance marketplace—to promote healthier living through cultural engagement. Aimed at the hundreds…

December 1, 2020

New Jersey: Using the Arts to Communicate about Coastal Flooding

“Close Encounters,” a 3-D mural by Charles Barbin, was created as part of 48 Blocks Atlantic City in 2018. Photo by Michelle Baxter-Schaffer, New Jersey State Council on the Arts The New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) has partnered with the New Jersey Coastal Management Program and the Jacques…

December 1, 2020

Tennessee: COVID-19 Arts Resilience Grant

City of Winchester’s fiscal year 2020 Creative Placemaking Grant, titled “Dear Hearts and Gentle People” Alley Mural with Lighting. Photo by Yvonne Stewart The Tennessee Arts Commission launched a new funding opportunity for nonprofit organizations and local governments to help mitigate the devastating impact of the pandemic on Tennessee’s civic life…

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