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NASAA’s mission is to strengthen state arts agencies.

We are the professional association of the nation’s 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies. NASAA is a national, not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that champions public support for the arts in America.

Together, NASAA and the state arts agencies advance the arts as an essential ingredient in the well-being and prosperity of our nation’s individuals, communities and families.

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NASAA’s research and member education programs inform and inspire state arts agencies.

NASAA advocates for the policy interests of state arts agencies.

We are a welcoming and inclusive professional community.

Artist or Arts Organization?

If you are seeking grant funding, please contact your state arts agency (SAA) for information on support available in your state.

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Staff or Council Member?

If you are on the staff or council (commission or board) of a state arts agency, connect with NASAA and your peers.

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Arts Supporter, Researcher, Policymaker or Member of the Media?

Welcome! The arts belong to all of us, so NASAA makes 99% of our research and advocacy material freely accessible to the public. Please explore our site and follow NASAA on Facebook to connect to our community.

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