NASAA Notes: January 2010


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Angela Han

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January 12, 2010

Support for Local Arts Agencies

As a national source of information on public arts funding, NASAA provides a knowledge network and fact base to help state arts agencies make informed policy decisions and put their own state’s needs and experiences in context. Providing customized responses to member questions is a hallmark of NASAA. This column offers specific examples of the NASAA research services available and shows how they can be customized to meet your needs.

State Arts Agency Fact Sheet: Support for Local Arts Agencies

State Arts Agency (SAA) Grants to
Local Arts Agencies
Grant dollars awarded: $39,301,308
   Share of all SAA grant dollars: 14%
   Largest grant: $1,264,970
   Median grant: $5,300
Number of grants awarded: 2,191
   Share of all SAA grants: 9%
Number of communities receiving an SAA grant to a local arts agency: 1,254

Did you know that state arts agencies invest more than $39 million in strengthening the programming and capacity of local arts agencies? Or that 16 states provide block grants for regranting at the community level through decentralization programs?

Local arts agencies serve as important partners for SAAs to ensure that the benefits of the arts are available to every community in America. NASAA’s new fact sheet, Support for Local Arts Agencies, provides a national overview of grants and services to local arts agencies, including summary statistics, trends over time and geographic distribution.

Members interested in further details or comparative information for their state can contact the research staff with their request.

State Arts Agency Grants to Local Arts Agencies
Grantee Sites

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Have questions or feedback about the fact sheet? Want to suggest a future topic? Contact us!