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Resources and Reports
Access to Power: Building Political Clout for the Arts

The newest issue of The NASAA Advocate, "Access to Power: Building Political Clout for the Arts," provides strategies for cultivating relationships with politicians that help advocates move an arts agenda forward. It includes such proven methods as working with new legislators as soon as they take office, recruiting influential arts and community leaders to "open the door," and focusing on what matters most to politicians. This latest addition to the Advocate series is a useful tool for learning how to build lasting links to the power centers in government. As a service to the arts field, NASAA is making this publication available for downloading at no cost. Click here to download the publication [requires Adobe Acrobat Reader].

The Arts and Smart Growth - The Role of Arts in Placemaking

The Arts and Smart Growth - The Role of Arts in Placemaking is the twelfth in a series of translation papers published by the Funders' Network to translate the impact of sprawl and urban disinvestment upon issues of importance to our communities and environment and to suggest opportunities for progress that would be created by smarter growth policies and practices. This paper was jointly commissioned by the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, as one in its series of translation papers, and Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA), for its 2002 annual conference. Collaborating authors on this paper were William Fulton, president of Solimar Research Group, and Morris Newman, a freelance writer.

Click here for a full description and link to report.

Click here for links to all 12 Smart Growth papers published by the Funders' Network are.

Americans For the Arts Provides Tool for Economic Impact Assessment of the Arts in Local Communities

The Arts & Economic Prosperity Calculator is a free and simple tool provided by Americans for the Arts that makes it possible for you to estimate the economic impact of your nonprofit arts organization or even your entire nonprofit arts community on your local economy. These analyses are based on research findings from the 91 communities that were part of Arts & Economic Prosperity, Americans for the Arts' national economic impact study of nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences.

Census Data at Your Finger Tips

CensusScope, developed by researchers at the University of Michigan Social Science Data Analysis Network, is a simple and easy-to-navigate Web site that makes data collected in the 2000 US Census accessible to the general public. On this site you will find links to charts and tables of data that includes educational attainment, ancestry and ethnicity, housing characteristics, immigration trends and more. Important social trends are illustrated with maps, showing, for instance, where the elderly predominate and which states have growing rates of diversity. This data is available at both state and local levels.

Arts Opportunities - Your Free Arts Classifieds Service

ArtsOpportunities is a free online classifieds bank for the nation's arts community provided by the Southern Arts Federation, in partnership with the Center for Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

For Individuals:

  • NO subscription costs!
  • Search for employment, internships and artist opportunities to further your career!
  • Expansive search functions allow you to customize your search to match your needs!
  • Built-in controls guarantee that only fresh opportunities with current deadlines will appear on the site!
  • ArtsOpportunities allows you to email your resume directly to organizations posting exciting opportunities in the arts!

For Organizations:

  • FREE Registration! NO subscriptions!
  • Unlimited number of postings!
  • Receive resumes via email!
  • Powerful search engine guarantees a targeted audience for your postings!
  • Update your postings or account at any time!

For more information, visit or contact David Dombrosky.

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