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April 5, 2021

South Carolina: Public Health Poster Series

“Plan Your Vaccine” illustration by artist Amiri Geuka Farris Washing hands. Social distancing. Wearing masks. Self-care. Loving and thanking community. Getting vaccinated. These are all parts of public health messaging that evolved over the past 12 months. The Art of Community: Rural SC, a creative community development initiative of the South…

April 5, 2021

Kansas: Reimagined Spaces

The new façade of the reimagined Sunflower Theatre in Peabody, a grantee of the Reimagined Spaces program. Photo courtesy of the Sunflower Theatre The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) is encouraging creative community development through its innovative Reimagined Spaces grant program. The program combines the arts with the repurposing of…

April 5, 2021

Iowa: Iowa Keeps Creating: Digital Stage

The Iowa Arts Council (IAC) launched the Iowa Keeps Creating: Digital Stage initiative to support and promote local artists by showcasing their works through IAC’s digital platforms. The program is inspired by the exceptional challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic and a reinvigorated civil rights movement in the past year. It underscores the fact…

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,…

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