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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…

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…

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