November 7, 2008
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What is an FDR and why does my state need to send one to the NEA and NASAA?
Answer: A Final Descriptive Report (FDR) contains statistical information on grant activities by state arts agencies and regional arts organizations. Federal reporting guidelines require that these organizations submit an FDR each year. FDR data is reported within the taxonomy of the National Standard for Arts Information Exchange and is submitted to both the NEA and NASAA.
Grantmaking information from these reports helps to build the case for the public investment in the arts. NASAA uses this information to assist in advocacy efforts, policy and program assessments, or anything else where members need to better understand their grantmaking activity in a larger context. For more information or examples of how this information can be used, contact Angela Han.
In this Issue
State to State
- Ohio: Focusing the Light: The Art and Practice of Planning
- Iowa: Iowa Folklife Volume II Web Site & Educational Packets
- Vermont: The Art of Action: Shaping Vermont's Future through Art
- Maryland: Imagine Maryland Strategic Plan
- North Carolina: Museums in a Minute
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