NASAA Notes: March 2023

March 7, 2023

FY2023 State Arts Agency Revenues Hit New High

NASAA has released its Fiscal Year 2023 State Arts Agency Revenues report, with the latest aggregate and state-specific data.

Even considering inflationary pressures, the total legislative appropriations for state arts agencies (SAAs) in FY2023 have surpassed not only the record high points of the early 2000s, but also the all-time high of FY2022. The FY2023 state appropriations for the arts totaled $891.4 million, a 7% increase from FY2022. When line items are excluded, appropriations to SAAs increased by 19.5%.

For FY2023, appropriations increases were reported by 36 SAAs, while 11 reported flat funding and 9 reported decreases. State budgets remain robust, but the extent of long-term economic recovery and stability will vary from state to state. With the uncertainty of the economy, and as federal COVID-19 pandemic funds are exhausted, it is unknown whether rises will continue in the near future.

To review state level data, you can explore a series of interactive dashboards featuring FY2023 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 FY2023 State Arts Agency Revenues report includes comprehensive and detailed tables that describe SAA funding within the context of national trends. This year’s report lists supplemental funding provided from state, regional and private sources. An accompanying press release provides a synopsis of the findings.

For updates and insights on the new revenue data, follow NASAA on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. In addition, NASAA’s website offers a wealth of case-making aids, including research and advocacy resources to help state arts agencies and their partners communicate with specificity about the economic, educational, community well-being and other positive impacts of the arts and state arts agencies. For more advocacy resources, please see our recent advocacy update from the research team and customizable state reports on SAA grant making.

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 Associate Nakyung Rhee to request information tailored to your needs.

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