The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) announced the election of a new chair and five new members to its board of directors. ArtsWA Executive Director, Karen Hanan was among three new members drawn from the state arts agency field to serve on the NASAA board. Each will serve a three-year term. The new chair, Suzanne Wise of Nebraska, will serve a two-year term. Two new at-large members each will serve a two-year term. Read the NASAA press release.
The term of Claudia Castro Luna, the 2018-2020 Washington State Poet Laureate, has been extended to January of 2021. The extension was announced by Humanities Washington and ArtsWA on December 4, 2019.