NASAA Notes: March 2022

March 1, 2022

State Arts Agency Revenues, Fiscal Year 2022

NASAA has released its Fiscal Year 2022 State Arts Agency Revenues report with the latest aggregate and state-specific data.

While FY2021 reflected the financial difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic, the reopening of economies and enhanced federal pandemic aid expanded state budgets for a rebound in FY2022. Legislative appropriations to state arts agencies (SAAs) rose more than 100%, from $402.8 million in 2021 to $820.8 million in 2022. Appropriations increases were reported by 41 SAAs, while 9 reported flat funding and 6 reported decreases. When line items are excluded, appropriations to state arts agencies increased by around 62%.

To review state level data, you can explore a series of interactive dashboards featuring FY2022 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 FY2022 State Arts Agency Revenues report delivers comprehensive and detailed tables describing SAA funding within the context of national trends. This year’s report (and last year’s) also list state level supplemental funding provided from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and the American Rescue Plan Act. An accompanying press release provides a synopsis of the findings.

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 Mohja Rhoads to request information tailored to your needs.

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