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June 5, 2019

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity: Artist Fellowships

The majority of state arts agencies have an individual artist fellowship program to recognize and honor the creative achievements of their state’s residents. While these programs generally share broad goals—such as fostering the development of new artwork and advancing creative careers—they each are designed to respond to the particular needs of a state’s cultural ecosystem.…

April 29, 2019

Indiana: InstaGrant

InstaGrant nominees at the 2018 Indiana Arts Homecoming. Courtesy of the Indiana Arts Commission Crowdsourcing is helping the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) to surface, highlight and share—as well as reward—exemplary arts activities during its annual constituent convening. Through its InstaGrant program, IAC awards $2,500 to an arts organization or project determined…

April 29, 2019

Wisconsin: Woodland Indian Arts Initiative

A Woodland Indian Arts Initiative grant supports the Oneida Nation Arts Program’s Music from Our Culture youth choir, which performs traditional and contemporary music. Courtesy of the Oneida Nation Arts Program The Wisconsin Arts Board’s (WAB) longstanding commitment to serve the state’s 12 American Indian nations and other tribal communities is…

April 3, 2019

Michigan: Creating Connection MI Radio Series

The Girls Rock Detroit program is among the life-changing programs featured in the Creating Connection MI broadcast. Photo courtesy of Long Haul Productions The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) recently launched a five-part series on Michigan Public Radio featuring stories about how creative expression brings people and communities closer…

April 3, 2019

North Carolina: Folklife Internships

Some participants in the Historically Black Colleges/Universities & Minority Institutions of Higher Education Summer Internship program will receive immersive training in folklife programming through the North Carolina Arts Council. Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources This summer, the North Carolina Arts Council (N.C. Arts Council) is…

April 3, 2019

South Dakota: Governor's Award for Supporting the Arts in Tribal Communities

2019 awardees of the South Dakota Governor’s Awards in the Arts. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Baker This year, there is a new category of the biennial South Dakota Governor’s Awards in the Arts—presented by the South Dakota Arts Council and Arts South Dakota—that honors efforts to support tribal communities. The Outstanding…

March 6, 2019

California: Gathering of Poets Laureate

California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia recites the final poems of the gathering. Photo by Farah Sosa courtesy of the California Arts Council This fall, California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia—who served as the chair of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 to 2008—completed his term of literary public service to…

March 6, 2019

Iowa: Creative Aging in Rural Libraries

Judy Franzmeier shows off a landscape she painted at the Palmer Public Library. Photo courtesy of Ramona Miller/Palmer Public Library In Iowa, where three-quarters of the state’s 544 public libraries serve communities with fewer than 2,500 residents, there is a new initiative to support creative aging in rural areas. Iowa Arts…

March 6, 2019

New Jersey: Diversity in Arts Leadership Internship

Participating cohort of DIAL interns pose for a photo opportunity during their summer internship in New York City. Photo courtesy of Americans for the Arts The New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) is the first-ever state partner in the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) internship program. Created by Americans…

February 6, 2019

Alaska: ARTShops

Ancient Alutiiq Cell Phones, Old Harbor, Kodiak, Alaska. Photo courtesy of Lena Snow Amason-Berns ARTShops is a collaborative effort of the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) and The CIRI Foundation—with support from the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation—to catalyze Alaska Native artists’ creative leadership and related community development throughout…

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