Designed to accompany the document, Why Should Government Support the Arts? this compendium of research provides links to numerous studies revealing the value of the arts and the many benefits that they provide to communities across America. It also serves as a useful primer on key research about the cultural sector. For additional information about the arts or state arts agencies, visit the Research and Advocacy Tools sections of the NASAA website.
State Arts Agency Funding in Fiscal Year 2010
This press release summarizes the legislative funding appropriated to state arts agencies in each of the 56 states and jurisdictions. It includes state-by-state figures and trends over time.
National Governors Association Reports
This series of research reports, compiled in collaboration with NASAA and the National Endowment for the Arts, summarizes how the arts and creative industries contribute to state economic competitiveness. Specific reports address rural economic development, global trade, work-force development and literacy.
Ready to Innovate
Conducted by The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts, this survey of top business executives highlights the need for creative thinking and innovation skills in the modern marketplace.