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Grant Making

State arts agencies directly serve the public through grants for artists, arts education, organizations and communities. Explore the many facets of state arts agency grant-making data including trends, fact sheets and topical analyses.

Grant-Making Statistics and Summaries

NASAA collects grant-making statistics every year through Final Descriptive Reports. Data from the 1980s onward is available for use. This overview of state arts agency grant-making and funding activities provides summary grant statistics, funding trends over time and select state-by-state information. It is a succinct introduction to state arts agencies.


Members can request custom benchmarking reports that compare their agency’s funding and grant making over time and/or against their peers. These reports provide an overview of the SAA and are useful for council meetings, strategic planning sessions and legislative testimony. Reports are created on demand and are customized to meet the unique needs of each SAA.

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