|Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity|
This month's edition
of State to State features recently completed
strategic plans from four state arts agencies. Each of these plans is different,
showing the agency's unique approach to planning and adapting its goals and
objectives to address its legislative purpose, its current environment and the
needs of its citizens.
Vermont Arts Council
Inspiring a Creative State (scroll down and expand the
Strategic Plan item) emphasizes marketing, promotion of the arts and "helping
constituents help themselves" in a constantly changing environment.
Detailed appendices include the agency's planning logic model, a planning time line
and other helpful process documents.
Massachusetts Cultural Council
This agency's 2013-2018 strategic plan focuses the work of the agency on
four priority goals, then describes how the agency's programs and services
advance each of those goals. Packaged in an easily readable summary format, the
document includes fast facts about the benefits of the arts to Massachusetts.
Texas Commission on the Arts
Approved this June, Investing in a Creative Texas offers a comprehensive assessment
of the agency's operating and financial context as a backdrop to articulating
its goals, objectives and performance measures.
Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs
Approved last winter, Investing in Michigan's
identifies important opportunities to be pursued within the agency's current
environment and makes a "back to the future" case for rebuilding the
NASAA offers a
variety of tools and resources helpful to state arts agencies embarking on
NASAA member-only content. Log
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registration or login, see Registration
and Login Help or contact Development and Membership Manager Dora Shick, 202-347-6352 x108.