Community Catalysts: Cottonwood Culture Challenge

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Earlier this year, the Arizona Commission on the Arts invested $111,000 in arts-based, community-focused partnerships in 13 small and rural communities across the state. “Partnerships between arts and non-arts organizations can be effective drivers of economic development, cultural tourism, civic pride, neighborhood revitalization and youth engagement,” said Arts Commission Executive Director Robert Booker, describing the philosophy… Read more »

National Endowment for the Arts Release Preliminary Report on Impact of Arts and Culture on U.S. Economy

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Title of Resource: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and National Endowment for the Arts Release Preliminary Report on Impact of Arts and Culture on U.S. Economy Published: December 5, 2013 Publishing Organization: National Endowment for the Arts Document Type: Online Document Format: Article Summary: Arts and cultural production account for 3.2 percent — or $504… Read more »

MFA is the new MBA

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Title of Resource: MFA is the new MBA Published: April, 2008 Publishing Organization: Harvard Business Review Blog Document Type: Online Document Format: Article Summary: Business look to creative thinkers for innovation. What can MBAs learn from MFAs? Link: http://blogs.hbr.org/2008/04/the-mfa-is-the-new-mba/

“The Fixers”: Revitalizing Institutions for the Arts Community

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Title of Resource: The Fixers Published: April, 2011 Publishing Organization: StarTribune Document Type: Online Document Format: Article Summary: A great piece about smart, savvy women — part of the next generation of arts leaders — whose skilled leadership has revitalized four troubled Minnesota arts organizations, to allow those organizations to continue “providing the fuel for artists to flourish.” Link: http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/120917469.html

The NSAA Advocate Publications

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Title of Resource: The NSAA Advocate Publications Published: 2000-2010 Publishing Organization: National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Document Type: Online Document Format: PDF Summary: The NSAA Advocate is a PDF publication focused on arts advocacy and support. The NSAA’s online database of publications is accessible at the link provided below. Link: http://www.nasaa-arts.org/Publications/The-NASAA-Advocate.php

A Report on Salaries, Benefits, and Demographics for the Local Arts Field

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Title of Resource: Local Arts Agencies Salaries 2013 Published: 2013 Publishing Organization: Americans for the Arts Document Type: Online Document Format: PDF files Summary:  The Local Arts Agency Salaries 2013 research report provides a summary of the disparities and the variations between salaries in the local arts agency field. Key Information to note from the Local… Read more »

Updated National Arts Index and Local Arts Index 2012: An Annual Measurement of the Vitality of Arts and Culture in the United States: 1998-2010

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Title of Resource: Updated National Arts Index and Local Arts Index 2012: An Annual Measurement of the Vitality of Arts and Culture in the United States: 1998-2010 Published: 2012 Publishing Organization: Americans for the Arts Document Type: Online Document Format: PDF Summary: Americans for the Arts has updated the National Arts Index, which shows improved… Read more »

UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising

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Title of Resource: UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising Published: January, 2013 Publishing Organization: CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Document Type: Online Document Format: PDF Summary: The newly released study UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising reveals that many nonprofits are stuck in a vicious… Read more »

How Much is Enough in Your County? The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Arizona 2012

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Title of Resource: How Much is Enough in Your County? The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Arizona 2012 Published: May, 2012 Publishing Organization: Women’s Foundation of Southern AZ Document Type: Online Document Format: PDF Summary: “The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Arizona 2012″ provides a detailed county-by-county breakdown of the income families of 70 different configurations need to make ends… Read more »

Arts & Economic Prosperity IV

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Title of Resource: Arts & Economic Prosperity IV Published: June, 2012 Publishing Organization: Americans for the Arts Document Type: Report Document Format: Booklet, Order from Americans for the Arts Summary: Every day, more than 100,000 nonprofit arts and culture organizations act as economic drivers—creating an industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is the… Read more »