The Alaska State Council on the Arts


The Alaska State Council on the Arts is a state agency that fosters the development of the arts for all Alaskans through education, partnerships, grants and services.
The impetus for creating the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) came from Washington, DC, where Congress, recognizing the need to encourage expression and communication through the performing, visual, and literary arts, established the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities in 1965.
The new law called for Federal assistance to arts agencies in all 50 states. For those states that had not yet formed an arts council (of which Alaska was one), a one-time-only grant of $25,000 was made available to organize an agency and conduct a survey ... More