and Cultural Policy Reports
Governors Association Recognizes the Arts as a Public Policy Asset
The National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation's Governors and one of Washington's most respected public policy organizations. NGA provides Governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues to developing policy reports on innovative state programs and hosting networking seminars for state government executive branch officials. The NGA Center for Best Practices focuses on state innovations and best practices on issues that range from education and health to technology, welfare reform, and the environment. NGA also provides management and technical assistance to both new and incumbent Governors.
The National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies have collaborated to produce a series of Issue Briefs that document the value of the arts in public policy. These Issue Briefs are among the most popular items on the National Governors Association Web site. Each includes case studies and examples of successful programs as well as research citations and useful quotes. Supported with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, this collaboration aims to increase understanding of the public benefits of the arts among top state officials. The arts field is using these tools to document the impact of its work and to show how the arts help states address their most pressing goals. For more information, contact Kelly Barsdate at NASAA.
The following Issue Briefs document the value of the arts in public policy:
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September 7, 2010