NASAA Notes: March 2021

March 3, 2021

From the Research Team

State Arts Agency Revenues, Fiscal Year 2021

NASAA has released its Fiscal Year 2021 State Arts Agency Revenues report with the latest aggregate and state-specific data.

This fiscal year, as states are continuing to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, legislative appropriations to state arts agencies totaled $402.4 million ($1.21 per capita), a decrease of 17.9% from FY2020. The pandemic and the resulting economic downturn have had an unprecedented and varied impact on states over the last year. Appropriation decreases were reported by 24 arts agencies, with 14 states reporting a decrease greater than 10%, while 33 states reported increased or flat appropriations.

To review state level data, you can explore a series of interactive dashboards featuring FY2021 appropriations and revenue data. View per capita appropriations for every state and jurisdiction and drill down into the series to discover top-line appropriation figures, trends over time, funding sources and regional comparisons.

In addition to the visualizations, NASAA’s FY2021 State Arts Agency Revenues report delivers comprehensive and detailed tables describing state arts agency funding within the context of national trends. This year’s report also lists state level supplemental funding provided in response to the pandemic from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding administered by the National Endowment for the Arts. An accompanying press release provides a synopsis of the findings.

Visit NASAA’s Facebook and Twitter pages for updates and insights on the new revenue data. NASAA can provide any member with a detailed comparative funding analysis, including information on per capita rankings, supplemental funds, line item funds and trends over time. Contact NASAA Research Manager Patricia Mullaney-Loss to request information tailored to your needs.

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