April 10, 2011
Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Washignton: Making a Fact-Based Case for the Arts
State arts agencies are continually finding fresh ways to package information about the value of their agencies and to articulate the return on investment they provide to the state. Some recent additions to the portfolio of case-making tools used by state arts agencies include:
- How Does Public Funding for the Arts Impact Oklahoma? This compact brochure highlights the impact of the Oklahoma Arts Council on the state’s economy, schools and communities.
- In Answers to Key Questions About the State’s Investment in the Arts, the South Carolina Arts Commission uses public opinion polling data, economic impact facts and other information to make a case for the unique role of the state arts agency.
- Why the Arts Matter to Ohio describes how the Ohio Arts Council‘s budget is developed and outlines talking points about the benefits of state investment in the arts.
- The Washington State Arts Commission has crafted a special case for its public art program.
For more talking point ideas, visit Why Should Government Support the Arts? Arts agencies and advocacy organizations are welcome to borrow material from NASAA’s State Policy Brief and to circulate this link in their newsletters, websites and social media pages.
In this Issue
Executive Director's Column
State to State
- Utah: Random Acts of Art
- Minnesota: Arts Count
- Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Washignton: Making a Fact-Based Case for the Arts
Research on Demand
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