The State Arts Action Network network was formed on March 29, 2004, when Americans for the Arts announced that two previously independent national arts organizations, the State Arts Advocacy League of America and the National Community Arts Network, had ratified an agreement to become part of Americans for the Arts.

Shortly thereafter, in our strategic plan, Americans for the Arts identified the need for a statewide advocacy organization and a statewide service organization in every state. This goal is something that Americans for the Arts and SAAN continually work toward, involving other strategic partners and alliances. In 2009, for example, the members of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education joined the SAAN as affiliate members.

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Feb 05, 2015

Today, USA Today launched an exciting contest that highlights cultural districts.

Feb 03, 2015

In his State of the City address on Tuesday New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced plans to create 1,500 affordable living spaces and 500 affordable workspaces for artists across the city, a

Jan 23, 2015

This morning, Americans for the Arts' and the United States Conference of Mayors presented our three annual awards for public leadership in the arts.