NASAA Notes: March 2015


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March 10, 2015

Interactive SAA Revenue Data

NASAA recently released State Arts Agency Revenues, Fiscal Year 2015, which gives an in-depth look into the various types of funds state arts agencies (SAAs) receive to support their work. This report provides historical and national context for states and often serves as a starting point when creating customized revenue reports. NASAA has created two interactive data visualizations to provide greater accessibility and new perspectives to the information contained in the report.

  • First, the State Revenues Center now features a map of per capita appropriations amounts, which previously were available only in Table 6 of the SAA Revenues Report. This map allows you to quickly compare the per capita appropriation of your agency to your neighbors, and identify states with similar per capita funding levels. Additionally, hovering over a state will reveal the sources of that SAA’s revenue, which can also be found in Table 7 of the report.
  • The second visualization also pertains to per capita appropriations. During legislative sessions, NASAA often is asked how a certain funding level might affect a state’s per capita ranking, or what funding level would be required to reach a certain per capita ranking. The Per Capita Ranking Estimation Tool—also available in the State Revenues Center—can quickly answer both of those questions. In just three steps, you can see how a theoretical appropriation (such as a governor’s recommendation or a number coming out of an appropriations committee) would affect your state’s per capita ranking relative to other states’ FY2015 appropriations. The tool also provides the appropriation amount needed to reach various ranking milestones.

The NASAA research team is always available to create customized revenue reports for your state. Questions we have answered recently include: How has inflation affected my appropriation? and My state’s budget has grown over the past few years; has my agency’s funding been keeping pace?

Contact Henry Clapp or Ryan Stubbs​ with any requests, or if you are would like to learn more about state arts agency revenue.

In this Issue

State to State

Legislative Update

More Notes from NASAA

Executive Director's Column

Research on Demand




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