The arts are fundamental to the cultural, civic, economic and
educational well-being of a thriving democracy, and the public sector
plays a unique and essential role in ensuring that the benefits of the
arts accrue to all American communities.
State arts agencies (SAAs) are indispensable cultural assets to every
state and jurisdiction. SAAs broaden citizen access to the arts in every
corner of the country, preserve America's diverse cultural heritage and
nourish the nation's creative capacity.
NASAA provides national representation for state arts agencies,
ensuring that their policy and resource interests have a persuasive
voice in Washington. >>More
State arts agencies engage in a variety of strategies and techniques
to create political support for the arts. NASAA helps its member
agencies evaluate the impact of their advocacy efforts and provides
members and the public a broad range of tools to enhance the
effectiveness of their case-making at the state level. >>More