NASAA CEO Search Goes Live!



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NASAA CEO Search Goes Live!
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July 15, 2014
Dear NASAA members:
It’s my pleasure to announce the launch of the search for NASAA’s next CEO!
As you know, the NASAA board and CEO Search Committee, with assistance from Arts Consulting Group (ACG), have been preparing NASAA for our upcoming CEO transition. Working together, we’ve organized a search process and published a position announcement inviting candidates to apply for this exciting leadership opportunity.
The job announcement will be distributed broadly throughout the arts community, public policy networks and numerous professional recruiting outlets in the days ahead. But I wanted to share the information with NASAA members first, and to ask for your help in attracting a diverse and talented candidate pool. Here’s how you can help:

  • Forward the position announcement to prospective candidates.
  • Add the opportunity to your state’s job board.
  • Circulate the announcement through your social media outlets (such as LinkedIn and Facebook).
  • Share the news with your staff and council members.

Questions about the position or the search process should be directed to Bruce D. Thibodeau, president of Arts Consulting Group: NASAA@ArtsConsulting.com, 617-448-0206.
This is a great opportunity for all of us to not only promote the job, but also to share the value of state arts agencies and how lucky we are to have an organization like NASAA working for us. So as you’re spreading the word about our CEO search, go ahead and brag a little. Let your gratitude for NASAA and your pride in the work that state arts agencies do shine through!
All my best,

Pam Breaux
NASAA President
Assistant Secretary, Louisiana Office of Cultural Development
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Do Not Privatize Federal Cultural Agencies


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May 2014
In This Issue
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Announcements and Resources
Legislative Update
State to State
Research on Demand
More Notes from NASAA
NASAA Resources
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Executive Director’s Column
Do Not Privatize Federal Cultural Agencies
A House budget resolution suggesting privatization of the National Endowment for the Arts and other cultural agencies would be detrimental to the public. Here’s why . . . Read more
Announcements and Resources
NASAA News and Current Information
§  NASAA Report to Councils, April 2014
§  Be Informed, Be Heard, Belong
§  Tennessee, Ohio, New Jersey Students Earn Top Prizes at Poetry Out Loud
§  New NEA Arts Data Profile: Artists with Dual Careers
§  2014 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey Results
§  Evaluation of Prison Arts Pilot Program
§  A Policy Agenda for Creative Youth Development
§  The Economic Impact of After-School Arts Programs
§  Collective Impact Resource Clearinghouse
§  Center for the Future of Museums: TrendsWatch 2014
§  Arts, Health and Well-being: Six Case Studies
§  National Cooperative Extension System in the 21st Century
Legislative Update
NASAA Testimony; Chu Nomination
Last month, NASAA submitted testimony to Congress on the fiscal year 2015 budget for the National Endowment for the Arts . . . The nomination process for the next NEA chair is moving forward . . . Read more
State to State
Showcasing SAA Ingenuity
Iowa’s 2014 Cultural Caucuses. . . Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Program in Illinois . . . Maryland asks: O Say Can You Sing? . . . Read more
Research on Demand
Ask NASAA!
NASAA’s information services are at members’ fingertips—as this compilation demonstrates . . . Read more
More Notes from NASAA
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Senate Approves Jane Chu to Lead NEA


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Legislative Alert: Senate Approves Jane Chu to Lead NEA
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Legislative Alert: Senate Approves Jane Chu to Lead NEA

From: Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel
Vol. 14:08
June 12, 2014

This afternoon, the U.S. Senate approved by voice vote the nomination of Dr. Jane Chu to lead the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The vote is welcome news to arts advocates, as the NEA has operated without a chair since Rocco Landesman stepped down in December 2012. With the approval of the Senate, Dr. Chu is expected to formally begin her leadership of the agency in the next few days.
Responding to the news, NASAA CEO Jonathan Katz said, “On behalf of all the state and jurisdictional arts agencies, NASAA looks forward to a collaborative and productive working relationship with Dr. Chu, and to welcoming her to the nation’s capital as the new leader of the NEA.”

NASAA plans to organize a collective welcome album from all states and jurisdictions, and will invite Dr. Chu to meet with state arts agency staff and council members at Assembly 2014 in New Orleans this fall.
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Senate Approves Jane Chu to Lead NEA

NEA Chair Nominee Approved by Senate Committee



NEA Chair Nominee Approved by Senate Committee


Vol. 14:07
May 14, 2014

This morning, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee met to consider the nomination of Dr. Jane Chu to lead the National Endowment for the Arts. We are pleased to report that Dr. Chu’s nomination was approved by voice vote. The senior Republican on the committee, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), spoke very favorably of her nomination in advance of the vote.

The HELP Committee will now forward Dr. Chu’s name for consideration by the full Senate. Predicting when the Senate might vote on her candidacy is difficult; the timing is at the discretion of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). NASAA will continue to monitor Dr. Chu’s nomination and alert you when a Senate vote is planned.

NEA Chair Nominee Approved by Senate Committee

The National Service Organization for America’s Local Arts Agencies


The National Service Organization for America’s Local Arts Agencies
NPR is asking for stories about rural America. 
What’s the one thing about your town that you want to share with a national audience?  Click here to contribute your story to this new NPR program.
A new program on NPR is interested in hearing real stories from rural people about rural places.  The State of the Re: Union will profile small towns and communities by attempting to get to the heart of what it means to live in rural America.  
This is an opportunity to talk about what is happening in our communities, why our young people leave and also return, what we hope for the future, and how we’re making a difference.
Share your story.  Why do you live in rural?  Why did you return? Why is your community important?  What’s the ONE thing you want a national audience to know about your rural America?
Let’s fill up those airwaves! 
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