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Americans for the Arts

The mission of Americans for the Arts is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.


Arts and the Economy: Using Arts and Culture to Stimulate State Economic Development

In this 40-page report, governors and other state leaders will find models from states throughout the country that demonstrate the value of incorporating the arts and culture into their continuing economic development strategies.


The Arts Strengthen Rural Economies

The fourth issue brief from the National Governor's Association Center for Best Practices shows how states are turning to arts-based economic development strategies to revive rural economies.


Montana's Cultural Treasures

Montana's complete guide of art galleries, museums, performing arts, festivals, literary treasures and historical sites throughout the state.


National Governor's Association Center for Best Practices

This May 2003 Issue Brief explores successful approaches some states have used to incorporating arts and culture into international trade development.


The Role of the Arts in Economic Development

This June 2001 Issue Brief reveals how the arts revitalize communities, contribute to a region's innovation habitat, and help states remain competitive in today's economy.






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