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February 6, 2020

Pennsylvania: Creative Communities Program

(Left to right) Whole Life Services CEO Cindy Vogan, Pennsylvania Sen. Michele Brooks, Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Longietti, Director of Gannon University SBDC Maggie Horn and representatives from Rep. Mike Kelly’s office at the Sharon Community announcement. Photo by Sarah Merritt, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts…

February 6, 2020

North Dakota: Creative Placemaking: Joining ND's Eight Regions

“Creative Placemaking: Joining the State’s Eight Regions” is a new initiative of the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA). This multiyear effort will use public art as a vehicle for rural community development. Entropical Paradise – Enchanted Highway, North Dakota. Photo by Gary Greff North Dakota is comprised of eight…

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…

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