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  • The Not So “Lame Duck” Session of Congress & What It Means for the Arts (from Arts Watch)
    Anxiety is already building on what promises to be a historic (for mostly all the wrong reasons) lame duck session of Congress after this year’s 2012 national elections in November. This session could possibly have a dramatic affect on the nonprofit arts sector. Because all the seats in the U.S. House, and one-third of the […]
  • Local Arts Index: The Competitive Environment for the Nonprofit Arts
    This post is one in a series highlighting the Local Arts Index (LAI) by Americans for the Arts. The LAI provides a set of measures to help understand the breadth, depth, and character of the cultural life of a community. It provides county-level data about arts participation, funding, fiscal health, competitiveness, and more. Check out […]
  • Kansas Arts Funding Restored
    On late Friday afternoon, it became official—state arts funding has been restored as Gov. Sam Brownback signed the new state budget into law. The new spending measure allocates $700,000 to the state’s new Creative Arts Industries Commission which includes the arts and film commissions under the Department of Commerce. Just last year, Brownback vetoed state […]

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